Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - CD's
Warner Classics is pleased to release the 12th annual 3CD set of highlights from the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, described in The Times (London), as “community music-making on a deluxe scale, with performers and listeners mutually uplifted by music's wonders.” The recordings celebrate the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Martha Argerich herself, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well-known and rarely heard.
In addition to Ms Argerich, the 2014 Festival featured long-time collaborators such as Gidon Kremer, Gabriela Montero, Mischa Maisky, Gautier Capuçon and Lilya Zilberstein, as well as many of Ms Argerich's young protégées, including pianists Anton and Daniel Gerzenberg and violinists Geza Hosszu-Logocky and Andrey Baranov, winner of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Competition. Also featured are pianists Alexander Mogilevsky, Francesco Piemontesi, Daniel Rivera, Dagmar Clottu, Akane Sakai, Eduardo Hubert, violinists Dora Schwarzberg and Michael Guttman, violist Nora Romanoff and cellists Jing Zhao and Mark Drobinsky.
The piano has been at the heart of all Lugano Festival programmes, from the Festival's inception, in performances of standard repertoire alongside rarely heard compositions and the 2014 season was no exception. Each year the Festival includes a piano concerto with Ms Argerich as soloist and this time it is Mozart's Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466, with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk. Argerich also performs sonatas with each of two long-standing collaborators, cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Gidon Kremer. She joins Maisky in Beethoven's Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' based on Papageno and Pamina's duet in Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte and Kremer, a champion of the work of Shostakovich's younger friend and colleague Mieczysław Weinberg, in the composer's Fifth Violin Sonata.
The Swiss pianist Dagmar Clottu appears for the first time in this series, joining Argerich in Francis Poulenc's Piano Sonata for four hands. Gautier Capuçon and Francesco Piemontesi perform Poulenc's Cello Sonata and Capuçon performs the Cello Sonata in D minor by Frank Bridge with Gabriela Montero.
Beethoven: Variations (7) on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', for Cello and Piano, WoO 46
Borodin: Piano Quintet in C minor
Bridge: Cello Sonata in D minor, H125
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11
Milhaud: La Création du Monde for piano quintet, Op. 81b
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Poulenc: Cello Sonata, Op. 143
Poulenc: Sonata for Piano Four Hands (à mademoiselle Simone Tilliard)
Poulenc: Sonata for Two Pianos
Scriabin: Fantasy in A minor Op. post.
Weinberg: Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 5, Op. 53