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 recording protocol, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. July 1960
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, 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. 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.