Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich
Archival Tape Edition No. 1 § Martha Argerich

Archival Tape Edition No. 1
Martha Argerich

€377.00

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 Universal Music archive for our Archival Tape Edition.


Cut directly from a completely unedited 1:1 copy of the original tape provided by Universal Music, 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 from July 7, 1967
  • 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, Grammophone June 1963. Courtesy of Martin Cullingford, Grammophone 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.

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*The total circulation of this Mastercut release is strictly limited to a maximum total of 999 records. Currently, the following edition is available:
Martha Argerich/Piano
Premier Cut: 01-99
Due to the fact that our MASTERCUTS are no stock items but cut piece by piece in real time by a small team here in Vienna, we kindly ask for your understanding that based on the overwhelming global demand for our editions production, assembly and delivery of your very personal MASTERCUT treasures can currently take up to 4 weeks. All orders will be processed in the order received without any exceptions. Thank you so much for your patience.