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Happy Birthday Martha Argerich!

She's 70 and still playing. I listen to her live four years ago and I'll go listen to her again pretty soon playing Beethoven's Triple Concerto, along with Capucon brothers. For me she's the best piano player in the world.
Listen to her. Look at her fingers, her eyes. She feels the music and makes you dream with her. She hasn't changed a bit during her career. She's famous yet so gentle and shy and passionately into what she's doing. It's hard to name one favorite piece. Rachmaninov #3, Tchaikovsky #1, Beethoven #1 but not only the concerts. Also the solo pieces. I've chosen two, let's say... from then and now.
Chopin - Polonaise #6 "L'heroique"

And Witold Lutosławski, Variation on a Theme by Paganini for 2 pianos, with Martha and her lifetime friend Nelson Freire


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