You may never hear better four-hand piano as long as you live

The new Lebrecht Album of the Week:

The question is, what took them so long? Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, born a year apart in Buenos Aires to Jewish mothers of Russian extraction, have left it until their mid-seventies to discover common ground. Both prodigious pianists, they sailed for Europe where their paths diverged….

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  • It’s not the best piano duo . You should hear Turkish twins-Pakinel, Dordoncu. Finest , dynamite pianists.

  • There was another great Argentinian pianist Bruno Gelber that born 1941 same year as Martha. He leaves in Monaco now. He also was a child protegee, but not known as this ubiquitous two.

  • There is a lovely video of them playing in the Berlin Philharmonic hall, both on 2 pianos and 4 hands, Mozart and Schubert, a couple of years ago.

  • Argerich and Barenboim are just wonderful as a duo in so many ways, not just about showing off. Long may they keep their health and continue. Such a wealth of experience behind them.

  • Now that would be something to see!!! I’ve heard the ‘Barenboim Steinway’ in Vienna and couldn’t hear any difference, to be honest.

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