Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevich, Mischa Maisky: Bach, Mozart and Grieg
Verbier Festival 2008
With each moment Martha Argerich reinvents ways to play the piano.
Seeing her perform alone on the piano is so rare that when she does and steps on stage, it causes a sensation. On this summer evening in 2008, the audience is transformed after hearing her performance of Bach's Second partita. An intellectual miracle, magical sense of sound, and an incredible sense of risk: this is what comes to mind when seeing Martha Argerich. The one that has been nicknamed the "Lioness of piano" has lost nothing of her audacity, her spirit or her fiery temperament.
Known for her heightened sense of friendship, Martha Argerich has been playing for many years alongside Stephen Kovacevitch and Mischa Maisky. By Kovacevitch's side, with four hands or on two pianos, she rediscovers Mozart's innocence and candor. With a secret understanding and sometimes gently mocking each other, both players are like children when playing Mozart. Micha Maisky's intense lyrical bow brings out a more impetuous and authoritarian Martha Argerich.
Duration : 57 min
Location : Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 2008
Production date : 2008
Production : © Idéale Audience in association with ARTE France