By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
If you read French, Martha Argerich : L’enfant et les sortilèges by Olivier Bellamy from Radio Classique is a must-read. Buenos Aires at the end the forties and fifties is a paradise for musicians and music lovers, and the ebullient scene where the seven-year old Martha Argerich makes her debut. It’s the starting point of the phenomenal career of this immensely gifted and free-spirited pianist with her “Nouvelle Vague” looks throughout the decades. The book is wonderfully documented (yet not pompous) and extremely well written. I wrote a more detailed comment on Amazon.fr.