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Excellent book about Martha Argerich: Martha Argerich : L’enfant et les sortilèges by Olivier Bellamy

April 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis

Martha ArgerichIf 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

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  • 1 carlos // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    no existe una traduccion al español de esta biografia de Martha Argerich ???.

  • 2 Olivier // Jan 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    The translation in spanish is in process in South America. So in chinese, japonese, in german, but not in english !!!!

  • 3 Recruiting Animal // Nov 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Funny, I just saw Martha’s photo on an album from 1976 – – so I started reading about her.

    I didn’t know what Nouvelle Vague meant and then I realized it was the New Wave French cinema.

    And then I had to figure out exactly what you meant by her Nouvelle Vague look. I have an idea what that means but I still have to figure it out. If you want to help me my twitter address is

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