Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman "Schumann - Bach - Brahms" Live Recording Vinyl

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman "Schumann - Bach - Brahms" Live Recording Vinyl

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"Working with Martha was a unique experience for me ...Her brilliance and the colors she uses when she plays are recognizable as soon as you hear them — it's her; nobody else sounds like that... I am so excited that we were actually able to record together again... When this possibility came along that she might be able to have a couple of days free to record I said, ‘I'll go any place!'" — Itzhak Perlman. Martha Argerich added: "I feel so stimulated to play with Itzhak, it's really a feast — fantastic! It's a very special relationship, I am completely enchanted."

Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich have recorded a historic first studio album together: It has been 18 years since their last album together, a live recital from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On that momentous occasion in 1998, the pair performed three of the 19th century'smost ambitious and enthralling works for violin and piano — Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata, the Franck Violin Sonata and Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1. The first two sonatas were released in 1999 by EMI Classics ( now Warner Classics ) in what was the pair's only recording together until now. What a combination!

Tracks

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
2. Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
3. Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
4. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 4 in C minor, BWV 1017