Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Renaud Capuçon play Bartók
Verbier Festival 2007

In the company of her musician friends, the Argentinean lion compellingly performs Bartok.

The Hungarian composer Bela Bartok “loves” Martha Argerich, to borrow an expression used by the pianist. This music requiring energy and power is ideally suited for the leonine Argentinean pianist. During two Bartok evenings at the Verbier Festival in 2007, she demonstrated once again her compelling sense of rhythm, which is just as fascinating in her interpretations of Prokofiev and Ravel.

The first evening, with her longstanding accomplice, Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire, and with the excellent percussionists Gregory Zuber and Michael Israelievitch, she transports us with the captivating pulsation of the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussions, a work so modern that it could have been written today.

A few days later, with violinist Renaud Capuçon she tackles the First Sonata for Violin and Piano: both performers present us with intense, fiery interpretations of this piece that is so delicate to play.

Martha Argerich piano
Nelson Freire piano
Gregory Zuber percussion
Michael Israelievitch percussion
Renaud Capuçon violin

Movie directors : Dominique Pernoo, Philippe Béziat
Playlist : Verbier Festival
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genre : Recitals and chamber music
Musical form : Sonata

Duration : 01 h 00 min
Location : Salle Médran (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 2007
Production date : 2007
Production : © Ideale Audience - Arte France