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#404310 - 11/09/07 02:30 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
kenny Offline
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She will be in Houston, Texas the day after tomorrow, Nov 11 at Jones Hall.

She's 67 years old, and is a cancer survior.
This may be it.

I'd go to Houston and see her this weekend, if there are tickets.

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#404311 - 11/09/07 02:34 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Kenny: many, many thanks for your review!

Whilst reading I managed to transgress both the 3rd and 10th Commandments. And someone restrain me before I have a go at the 6th.
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Originally posted by C7 Player:
I hereby vow that I'm going to see her somewhere in the world before I die and/or she stops performing!
Amen to that, Greg.
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#404312 - 11/09/07 02:51 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Registered: 11/17/06
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 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
She will be in Houston, Texas the day after tomorrow, Nov 11 at Jones Hall.

She's 67 years old, and is a cancer survior.
This may be it.

I'd go to Houston and see her this weekend, if there are tickets. [/b]
As I said earlier in this thread, I'm unfortunately unable to attend in Houston (Doctor's orders not to travel) and as I lamented earlier this may be my last chance to see her. Hopefully not. When I recover I may be able to travel to attend one of the other U.S dates on this current tour.
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#404313 - 11/09/07 03:04 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Sorry Greg.

Be well. ;\)

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#404314 - 11/09/07 03:21 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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[...]My pet peeve with any concert with a soloist backed by the orchestra, is that the soloist is almost always overpowered by the orchestra [...] [/b]
That's rarely been my experience with orchestras and soloists, either of high caliber or of lesser status.

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#404315 - 11/09/07 03:22 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Originally posted by Opus_Maximus:
Horowitz lived on E. 94 street for the majority of his life. (don't remember what cross street it was near, but by the park) [/b]
The exact address was 14 East 94th Street, very close to Central Park.
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#404316 - 11/09/07 04:08 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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The applause was long and deafening.
We brought her out for two solo encores, a movement from a Scarlatti sonata that had me in tears (literally) from her first phrase, and the first piece of Schumann's Scenes from Childhood.

Her Scarlatti was astonishing, that’s all I can say.
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Was the Scarlatti the famous one in D minor with all the repeated notes? ie the one on this link?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PcsRl_LIJHA

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#404317 - 11/09/07 06:59 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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I'm glad she didn't cancel LA. That means decreased chance of her cancelling Houston.
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#404318 - 11/09/07 07:45 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloverus:
 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:


The applause was long and deafening.
We brought her out for two solo encores, a movement from a Scarlatti sonata that had me in tears (literally) from her first phrase, and the first piece of Schumann's Scenes from Childhood.

Her Scarlatti was astonishing, that’s all I can say.
[/b]
Was the Scarlatti the famous one in D minor with all the repeated notes? ie the one on this link?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PcsRl_LIJHA [/b]
I don't think so (sorry, pathetic memory). \:\(
I'm looking for a review that may tell us.

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#404319 - 11/10/07 01:36 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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THAT WAS A SUPERB PERFORMANCE BY BOTH ARGERICH AND DUTOIT.

I was REALLY impressed with the youth symphony...

Did ya'll hear my chant from East Terrace? My friends and I started a "MARTHA! MARTHA!" chant... I got the ENTIRE section to chant with me... it was AMAZING. A lot like a crazy rock concert! The orchestra and Martha looked up smiling. It was great! She sat back down and played us TWO encores!

The two encore pieces were:

Scarlatti's Sonata in d minor, K141
Schumann's Kinderszenen - Hasche-Mann & Bittendes Kind

The piano sounded perfectly fine to me... the orchestra didn't drown her sound out, but I did have pretty good seats. I purposely got seats near the piano with the lid facing my way (sorta). I bought 10 tickets and we got em for 20 bucks each.

But I did move up to fifth row after intermission... gad this hall is AMAZING...

oh yea, I ended up sitting very close to the red haired girl from Desperate Housewives when I moved up--no joke.

Photos from my seats:



Martha after ripping through Prokofiev 3...




Maestro Dutoit kissing the goddess' hand...



walking off stage holding hands...




The UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and Charles Dutoit

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#404320 - 11/10/07 02:37 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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CarlosKleiberist:

Great pictures. Thank-you.
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#404321 - 11/10/07 09:05 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Thanks for "sending" us these terriffic pictures.

How were you able to take them? \:\)

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#404322 - 11/10/07 09:47 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Posts: 2721
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Wonderful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing them.
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#404323 - 11/10/07 10:03 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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lol I take photos every concert I go to... I must have hundreds, maybe more... lol this is just the first time I saw Argerich!

and probably the last time...

I'm not the idiot who takes photos with flash inside the hall.

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#404324 - 11/10/07 11:26 AM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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Carlos,
Great pictures! I think it's so lovely she and Dutoit (her ex) are still partners in making great music.

Sophia

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#404325 - 11/10/07 01:20 PM Re: Thursday I have a date with Martha Argerich
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In a review called "Marth Argerich causes Disney Delirium," her recent concert here in LA was praised to the skies:

Pianist Martha Argerich certainly didn't want to upstage conductor Charles Dutoit and the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra on Thursday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. But it was inevitable.

The fiery Argentine pianist had canceled two highly anticipated Los Angeles dates in 2006 because of illness, and a duo tour she had planned with pianist Nelson Freire four years earlier fell through. In fact, Argerich hadn't played locally since 1999, in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and that performance came after an astonishing absence of 18 years.

So it was not surprising that she was greeted rapturously when she stepped onto the Disney stage. But after she played Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, the audience went ballistic. The applause and cheers rivaled the rock-star ovation awarded last week to Los Angeles Philharmonic music director-designate Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Indeed, if Argerich hadn't led the Festival Orchestra offstage after playing two encores, the evening might have turned into a piano recital -- and that would have been just fine.

What accounted for the delirium? Her combination of poetry and power in taming the Prokofiev monster. She played with insight, bravura, an organic sense of discovery and a smile-inducing range of color and dynamics rarely heard from the hall's Steinway grand. Every note was alive and yet seamlessly a part of a living whole.

The same qualities surfaced in her encores -- Scarlatti's Sonata in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), and two sections of Schumann's "Kinderszenen" played as a set but apparently in reverse order, "Hasche-Mann" and "Von fremden Landen und Menschen."

Dutoit, who was once married to Argerich, led the orchestra with a sensitivity that turned accompaniment into true collaboration. Surely he took as much pleasure in her playing as did the audience and the musicians who later applauded her fervently.[/b]
http://www.calendarlive.com/music/classical/cl-et-ubs10nov10,0,7131926.story?coll=cl-classical
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