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Here, for the first time in a single box set, are the 48 CDs that make up Martha Argerich s recording legacy from 1960 to 2014 with Deutsche Grammophon and Philips, including the four Lugano Concertos CDs and the Chopin CD of 1960s radio recordings.

THE REPERTOIRE: With this box you can trace Martha Argerichs recording career from early Chopin, the famous Ravel and Prokofiev Concertos disc with Claudio Abbado, through her comprehensive series of chamber-music recordings with Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky, to the more recent live outings with Nelson Friere (a long-time partner) and Daniel Barenboim. On the way there is overwhelming Rachmaninov, a scintillating Carnival of the Animals, and many more.

THE DESIGN AND CONTENTS: It s a Fricsay-style box into which we have poured much loving care, using special materials* and commissioning a great series of sketches of the artist to illustrate and enhance the booklet. With Introduction to the Edition, major article on the artist, an Argerich Chronology and Index of Works Recorded. Plus the Original Cover Sleeves.

The Edition, organized chronologically, comprises:
Complete solo recordings, including the Chopin radio recordings from the 1960s
Complete concerto recordings, including the 4 CDs of Lugano Concertos (2012) and the last recording with Claudio Abbado
Complete duo recordings, including last year s sensational Berlin concert with Daniel Barenboim
Complete chamber music recordings

Fricsay-style box in special textured paper with an evocative sketch of Martha Argerich
Original cover sleeves
Introduction to the Edition
New liner notes by Gregor Willmes (attached)
150-page booklet with a magnificent series of specially commissioned sketches of the artist by Fred Münzmaier.

THE ARTIST: Acknowledged the world over as one of the greatest, if not the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich goes from strength to strength as a performer, and can look back (if she cares to) on a career with DG and Philips that comprises one iconic recording after the other. Her essential legacy is with our two labels. If the solo recordings are relatively few in number each a gem, from Chopin to Ravel and Bach and Schumann her partnerships with the great artists of her time are unrivalled. One only has to think of Claudio Abbado, Nelson Freire, Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky, and more recently Daniel Barenboim.
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