‘If you’re a piano lover, this is the one you’ll want for Christmas’

You never know where Martha Argerich will pop up next.

But a walk-on performance on a prepared piano has just taken our breath away.

When you change the timbre ever so slightly on a grand piano, other problems arise. Martha was unhappy with her left-handed thumb D in the Mussorgsky transcription. (Jura) Margulis resolved her qualm by playing the note on an orchestral tube gong.

It’s an unexpected five-star review, my Album of the Week on sinfinimusic.com. Read here.

martha argerich backstage

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