Martha Argerich, 77 today, joins the three monkeys

Martha Argerich, 77 today, joins the three monkeys


norman lebrecht

June 06, 2018

Thanks to Iddo Bar-Shai, and happy birthday, Martha!


  • Caravaggio says:

    Happy birthday to the great Argerich. Here she is in the Prokofiev 3, with Previn, which she ate for a snack, seemingly. If she had not done anything else, her status would still be secure.

    • Hilary says:

      2minutes before the camera homes in on Martha Argerich’s face. A simple but effective ploy. It helps me appreciate a piece which is in general a bit of a blind spot for me.

  • Miguel Esteban says:

    Her birthday was yesterday?

    • norman lebrecht says:

      June 5

      • Justyna Philipp says:

        Dear Maestro Norman ! Thank YOU for everything !!! Martha Argerich is the greatest pianist artist in the all world !!! Greetings from Poland and from me.
        Justyna Philipp, pianist

  • Andy says:

    Does anyone know whether she has any scheduled appearances into next year? I can’t find much. Hope she’ll still be playing.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Did I read somewhere – maybe here! – that Argerich will have her chamber music festival happening again in another location?

    Those recordings on EMI are great.

  • Justyna Philipp says:

    Film :

  • esfir ross says:

    Iddo Bar Shai’s a wonderful pianist, born and trained in Israel

  • buxtehude says:

    Adding a cheer for Argerich.

  • Fe;osa Baner says:

    Feliz cumpleanios de una compatriota y gran admiradora
    Felisa Baner

  • Magnus says:


    There’s a helpful list of forthcoming performances here: