Chopin Piano concerto No. 1 / Lizst Piano Concerto No. 1 : Martha Argerich and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado
Martha Argerich lends Chopin’s dominant piano part elegance, pearly lightness, and brings out his exquisite harmonies to create haunting poetry in music. Just as effortlessly she brings the sharp contrasts between lyrical airiness and extreme tension to perfection in Liszt’s E flat major concerto. With shivers running down the spine, one eagerly awaits Argerich playing the forceful passages, where her complete control is particularly evident in the phenomenal chordal passages.
Recording: Feburary 1968 at Walthamstow Townhall, London by Heinz Wildhagen Production: Rainer Brock
Original Master Re-issues on 180 gram vinyl from Speakers Corner