Happy Birthday Martha Argerich

On this date, June 5, Martha Argerich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the year, 1941, making this virtuoso pianist 81 years old today! This Argentinian is considered one of the greatest classical pianists ever. Wishing Martha a Happy Birthday and many more happy ones!

From Wikipedia: “Argerich performed her debut concert at the age of 8, playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #20 in D minor and Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto in C Major. Argerich gained international prominence when she won the VII International Piano Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1965, at age 24. In that same year, she debuted in the United States in Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series. In 1960, she had made her first commercial recording, which included works by Chopin, Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Liszt; it received critical acclaim upon its release in 1961.”

Please turn up the volume and listen to these great performances on the piano by the great Martha Argerich, on this her 81st birthday.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 in B Flat minor:

Barenboim and Argerich: Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K448:

J.S. Bach: Piano Partita no. 2 in C minor, BMV 826:

Happy 81st Birthday Martha Argerich!

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