Martha Argerich: The Rehearsal

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I like posting master classes given by the great and the good in the profession. However, a few days ago, I stumbled across this most interesting rehearsal. It features Argentinian concert pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Charles Dutoit. Recorded in 2009, Argerich, who needs no introduction such is her world-wide appeal, rehearses the Piano Concerto in G major by Maurice Ravel. Subtitles are by Claire Rosnel.

This short film offers some fascinating insights into Argerich’s rehearsal process and the issues one might encounter when rehearsing with an orchestra. Enjoy!


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

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