Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Martha Argerich, Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra & Jacek Kaspszyk

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Martha Argerich (piano) plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk. The concert was performed on August 27, 2010 at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) composed his first piano concerto in 1830. At the time, he was still living in his native Poland and was just 20 years old. The premier of Piano Concerto No. 1 took place in October of the same year at Warsaw’s National Theater, with Chopin himself playing the challenging piano part.

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 was popular with audiences from the very beginning. But it also had its critics, who complained that the orchestra was only given a supporting role to the piano, which was the star of the show. And it is true that the orchestra serves merely to add atmosphere to the piano as the main part. Chopin based the piano part on the Belcanto singing of Italian operas. That’s where the many decorative artistic details come from. The musical motifs of Piano Concerto Op. 11 are based on many traditional Polish melodies. That makes the concert very memorable. It is also very romantic in character.

Almost all great piano virtuosos have played Frédéric Chopin’s first Piano Concerto. Martha Argerich, for example, performed and even recorded it many times. To everyone’s surprise, Argerich discovered new facets of the concerto each time she performed it. This is of course thanks to her virtuosity as a piano performer but also due to her temperament and her surprising spontaneity.

Martha Argerich plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1: The tried and tested combination for audiences to enjoy a wonderfully romantic concert!

(00:00) I. Allegro maestoso
(20:53) II. Romanze – Larghetto
(30:46) III. Rondo – Vivace

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  1. ひょっとしたら、0、5ギガくださったのは、アルゲリッチさんではありませんか。益々、アルゲリッチさんから、眼が離せなくなりました。

  2. Es verdad que con los años perdemos agilidad y nuestros movimientos se hacen más lentos. Con el piano pasa lo mismo. A los 70 no podemos hacer los malabares que hacíamos a los 25, pero a cambio ganamos en sensibilidad y ponemos más alma en lo que hacemos.
    En esta actuación de la gran Martha, hay menos agilidad que cuando interpretó el mismo concierto en el año 70 (la grabación está aquí, para el que quiera comparar), incluso sonidos poco claros, pero con todo, es infinitamente más conmovedora que entonces, y si la música trasmite sentimientos, esta interpretación trasmite toneladas.
    Cuando Kissin a los 12 años tocó en Rusia este concierto (1984), era electrizante; el perfecto niño Ruso, cumpliendo a la perfección su tarea. Cuando debutó en América, pocos años después, seguía siendo electrizante. El 2011 e Tel Aviv, fue sublime. Tuvieron que pasar 27 años, para que su impecable técnica estuviese al servicio del sentimiento.
    Es verdad que hay que escuchar a los jóvenes, pero los jóvenes tienen mucho que aprender de los viejos. Espero que eso suceda algún día con Lang Lang, que para show, me basta con Liberace.

  3. Chopin’s music really speaks to me and she performed so beautifully 🌚💐🎭👍🥰😍😘🎭🎭☮️☮️☮️☮️❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹🩰🩰🩰🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋㊗️㊗️㊗️㊗️㊗️㊗️🦋

  4. 西元1810年生於波蘭的䔥邦,二十㱑時到巴黎求發展,39歳死於肺結核,

  5. lovely ……………. the play of Chopin…………… Martha Argerich…………………. i felt the passion …………… you did play that………………. to us …………….perfectly……………

  6. Thank you for the great performance! I am sure Chopin would be very pleased in Heaven! The conductor and the musicians of the Orchestra are outstanding!

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