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Argerich Plays Chopin – Legedary Recordings First Released

January 26, 2010

Last year first heard of this CD and was very excited about these never-released-before Chopin works. But then it was taken off from HMV and some other sites. Later last year, it was up again but this time it got a new artwork. Some track — I check later — was dropped, though.

Here is a short video campaign for this CD. (The video is back.)

Comment from the poster kimolerik:

New CD “Argerich plays Chopin”:

Ballade No. 1, Op. 23
Etude Op. 10/4
Mazurkas Opp. 41/2, 24/2, 63/2, 33/2
Nocturnes Op. 15/1, Op. 55/2
Mazurkas Op. 59
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58

The majority of this CD is of recordings made in 1967 at the RIAS and WDR studios along with a live March 15, 1967 recording of the Third Sonata from the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin. These performances, all released for the first time, include works otherwise not recorded by her (Ballade no. 1, Mazurkas opp. 24/2, 33/2, 41/1&2, C# minor Etude). With over an hour of material, this is truly a gem that has been lovingly rescued from obscurity.

I’m sure it is. 🙂 Just can’t wait to get my own copy.

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