Limited Edition K2 HD Mastering Japanese Import CD!
24-Bit/100kHz Mastering! This K2 HD Mastering CD will play on ALL CD players!
This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats!
Martha Argerich's third recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, recorded live with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado, surpasses her earlier and legendary performances. Also included is Argerich's 1983 performance of The Nutcracker where she's partnered with Nicolas Economou in his own arrangement.
"Some artists grow into a sort of proprietary relationship with certain pieces of music. If anyone today owns this concerto, it's Martha Argerich. She's recorded it three times, and this latest version seems to sum up an entire lifetime of living with and loving the music. Not only does Argerich simply find more in the notes than almost anyone else, she also does it with a sense of complete spontaneity and naturalness. She's also the most exciting pianist alive, which certainly doesn't hurt in such dazzling music. Claudio Abbado is one of her regular concerto accompanists, and he knows better than to try to take over an Argerich performance. This is her show, and he gives her the kind of support she needs to feel free to work her interpretive magic." -David Hurwitz
K2 HD 100kHz / 24-bit Mastering
Made in Japan
Martha Argerich, piano
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Nicolas Economou, piano (on The Nutcracker - Suite)