Stars when they were young (14): Argerich, aged 8

Recording from the Auditorium Radio El Mundo, Buenos Aires, 1949. She is so much faster than the sluggish orchestra.

 

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  • The orchestra not only sounds “sluggish” which may also be the conductor’s fault – at least partially – but they are also for some reason tuned much sharper than the piano. Her playing is extraordinary for an eight-year-old.

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