Martha Argerich Essentials
It's an intoxicating mix of jaw-dropping technique, a wonderful sense of poetry, and temperament that makes Martha Argerich perhaps the most exciting of the great pianists of our time. Her win, at 24, at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 launched her career, and she has never looked back. Her concerto recordings–particularly of Romantic fare–are always events, and though she has stopped giving solo recitals, she's a committed chamber-musician with an unquenchable appetite for learning new scores. When others of her age might think of easing up, she, thankfully, continues to enchant and seduce.