Martha Argerich's concerts are always planned, but they are never guaranteed.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Martha!

Feliz Cumpleaños Martha! It's hard to believe that she was born 70 years ago. Before many of us were born (including myself), Argerich created magic on stage and on record, enriching the lives and souls of many music lovers. And I am sure I am not the only one wishing that there will be many more years of her unique artistry to come.

Here's a look at La Martha over the years -

And finally, one last photo. The photograph below, by German photographer Werner Neumeister, is one of my favourites. Without sounding pretentious, this photo captures the essence of Martha Argerich in my opinion - full of childlike purity and never-ending curiosity, coupled with the wisdom and insight of a sage, and the temperament of a tigress.

A Very Happy and - as you wished - RESTFUL Birthday from all of your devoted fans! May the future bring you not only good health, but also as much joy and fulfilment as you have given us all!

We thank you.

Photo © Martha Argerich Collection; Stephanie Argerich; Susesch Bayat; Klaus Hennch; Paul Rah; Werner Neumeister


  1. Happy Birthday to Martha Argerich.
    I really think that your blog is great.
    I also have a question, where do you find all these pictures of her ?

    Marie François

  2. Martha Argerich, vous êtes notre amour et passion du piano :)

  3. Que los cumplas feliz.
    Que los cumplas feliz
    Que los cumplas Martha Querrida ,
    Que los cumplas feliz.

    Un Salud Cordial a Martha de todos amigos en Polonia

  4. à vendredi 10 à Lugano,quelle joie de vous écouter à nouveau

  5. Message from ACCENTUS Music:

    Coinciding with renowned pianist Martha Argerich's 70th birthday in June 2011, ACCENTUS Music has produced a new DVD and Blu-ray recording of her performing live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern, in co-production with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. In this exciting concert, which took place February 2011, Martha Argerich performs with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Neeme Järvi, in a world premiere performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s “Romantic Offering”

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  6. you are the queen of it all martha.

  7. Martha has incredible talent and beauty,a slice of heaven.