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Argerich & Ricci - 1961 Leningrad Recital
By Ernest Bour

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By Ernest Bour, Martha Argerich, Radio announcer, Ruggiero Ricci, and Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. By Radio production, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), and Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908). Country of Origin: Canada. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.DHR-8040).

Item Number: NX.DHR-8040

In 1961, Riggiero Ricci was already a world famous violin soloist. He asked the brilliant up and coming Martha Argerich, who was only 19, to join him on a tour to Russia. Part of their recital in Leningrad was broadcast and preserved by the Leningrad Radio. This part is presented here, completely remastered, for the first time ever. The program includes Prokofiev sonata for solo violin that Ricci gave the World Premiere of in 1959, 6 years after Prokofiev's death. A bonus on this release is a sparkling performance of the Ravel piano concerto by the 18 year old Martha Argerich under the superb conducting of Ernest Bour.

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