Martha Argerich Archival Tape Edition No. 1
CHOPIN: Scherzo No. 3 op. 39
Barcarole op. 60
BRAHMS: 2 Rhapsodies op. 79
PROKOFIEV: Toccata op. 11
RAVEL: Jeux d’eau
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Known for her spirited playing, the pianist Martha Argerich impressed at the tender age of seven, when she debuted with Beethoven, and continues to be a busy protagonist of the piano world. Recorded in July 1960 at Beethovensaal in Hannover, Germany, these pieces by Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Ravel and Liszt have been selected from the Deutsche Grammophon archive for our Archival Tape Edition.
Cut directly from a completely unedited 1:1 copy of the original tape provided by Deutsche Grammophon, one has never been closer to the artist, the original sound waves and music history.
- Hand-Cut 12" Mastercut Record
- Hand-Printed Letterpress Cover Artwork
- Limited* and numbered
In addition to the high-quality sound carrier, this edition contains valuable, partly historical accompanying documents:
- A Minolta EP 410Z copy of the original recording protocol of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
- One Instant Polaroid photograph of Martha Argerich after an original photo by Klaus Zimmermann
- One Instant Polaroid photograph of the Supersense Livingroom Studio
- Polaroid Photograph of a microscopic view of the real groove "Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2"
- Martha Argerich. Chopin. A text by Stephen Plaistow, Gramophone June 1963. Courtesy of Martin Cullingford, Gramophone Magazine
- A "How To Caress" Info Sheet
- One set of white gloves for proper handling of your Mastercut
- "Project Mastercut. An Introduction to Editions" by Florian "Doc" Kaps
Every single Edition is handcrafted in the Viennese Supersense manufactory by a small team of experts in the fields of record cutting, traditional printing methods and packaging design.
The total circulation of this Mastercut release is strictly limited to a maximum total of 999 records.