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#526735 - 01/24/09 11:21 PM How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
masaki Offline
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Registered: 09/16/02
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Loc: Tokyo, Japan
And, how does she pronounce her name by herself in her village, in her country and in international events?

In Japan, most people pronounce her first and the last name in different languages, which are in Spanish and German respectively. I pronounce both the first and the last names in Spanish.
While I am writing this question, I am wondering if she has many middle names. Does she?

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#526736 - 01/25/09 04:58 AM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
EbonyIvory Offline
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Registered: 04/28/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Australia
I was *just* wondering the same thing today! I guess Martha is self explanatory, but is it ArgeRICH, ArgerICK or something else?
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#526737 - 01/25/09 05:21 AM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
izaldu Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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Argerich, which is read in english Ar-he-rich (soft r on rich), is how you pronounce it in spanish. I don´t know how she pronounces it. Martha is just pronounced with no H, as in Marta or Martin.

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#526738 - 01/25/09 07:53 AM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
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Registered: 02/22/07
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Usually in the pianist forum it is pronounced as in this link:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/goddess

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#526739 - 01/25/09 08:48 AM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by theJourney:
Usually in the pianist forum it is pronounced as in this link:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/goddess
:D \:D \:D \:D \:D
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#526740 - 01/25/09 11:29 AM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
Ridicolosamente Offline
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Registered: 07/08/08
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Loc: Miami, Florida, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by theJourney:
Usually in the pianist forum it is pronounced as in this link:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/goddess [/b]
:)
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#526741 - 01/25/09 12:15 PM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
bluemarine Offline
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Registered: 04/04/06
Posts: 121
Loc: Croatia
Martha Argerich's father is of Croatian origin (Island of Brač) thus the "-ich" ending in her family name is pronounced in the same way as "-ich" in Pogorelich.

A - open A like in italian MAMMA
R - like R in ROMEO
G - like G in GET
E - open like E in EMILY
R - see above
I - short like in PIT
CH - like in CHEEK
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#526742 - 01/25/09 05:32 PM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
PoStTeNeBrAsLuX Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 2618
Loc: Geneva, Switzerland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argerich

"Argerich is an Catalan surname from Central European origin, also common in Argentina."

We have a (ostensibly Swiss[1]) client with the same surname, so I'll ask her what she thinks the next time she comes in to buy something \:\)

Michael B.
[1] Well, she speaks fluent French with a local accent.
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#526743 - 01/25/09 06:50 PM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
Emanuel Ravelli Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 670
Loc: Virginia
Q: How do you pronounce "Martha Argerich"?

A: With gratitude and great respect.
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#526744 - 01/25/09 11:06 PM Re: How do you pronounce 'Martha Argerich'?
argerichfan Offline
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Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
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Originally posted by PoStTeNeBrAsLuX:
Michael B.
Well, she speaks fluent French with a local accent.
Quite correct. And my apologies for not welcoming you back after that 'hiatus'. Your contributions here are always welcome, good man you are! Cheers...
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