Breaking: Martha’s back

Breaking: Martha’s back


norman lebrecht

February 07, 2023

The indomitable Martha Argerich will return to the stage tomorrow night after several weeks receiving investigation and treatment for heart murmurs.

She will play the Schumann piano concerto in Lucerne, conducted by Michael Sanderling.


  • Eyal says:

    Yesterday it was announced that she is now scheduled to play in a special concert in Tel Aviv next months in tribute to the centennial birthdays of Ivey Gitlis and Pnina Salzman , with the Israel Camerata. She will play Beethoven first concerto and Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals with Ido Bar-Shai and Annie Dutoit as narrator

  • Andrew T says:

    I have to say that I didn’t see the colon in the headline, and wondered what “Breaking Martha’s Back” could possibly mean. Was quite relieved to read the story.

    • Michael says:

      It’s like the old joke:
      “Let’s eat, Grandma!”
      “Let’s eat Grandma!!”

      All kidding aside, welcome back, Maestra Martha!

  • GUEST says:

    May she play and live forever!

  • ewj_1 says:

    Soo relieved she’s ok and PLAYING AGAIN!

  • Patricia S Ray says:

    I Adore Martha! She is my Idol.