The River Plate Queen, by Ates Orga -
"a souvenir of a moment." Noted writer and record producer Ates Orga, who contributes regularly to International Piano and other music periodicals,
has offered us an article he wrote of an encounter, in 1978, with Martha Argerich and her interesting thoughts on music making.
I've included, in Ates Orga's reprinted article, some photos seen on the Net in various collections.
Excellent New Yorker
article by Alex Ross on the Carnegie Events of
Oct. 27-28 and Martha Argerich's take on it all,
during a late, long dinner following the 2nd concert. A
new sketch accompanied the hard-copy article. Here is
a plain-page link (not removed by The NewYorker yet) for those who have trouble
Detailed personal reports by pianists, on the Oct.27-28 Carnegie Hall concerts. Contributors: Dennis Chang, William Hsieh, and Willem Boone.
Interview by Radio Tre, Italy - February 2000, transcribed and translated by Paolo Pettinato. A brief but interesting interview after a performance of the Beethoven 2nd Piano Concerto with Abbado in Ferrara, Italy.
International Piano Quarterly (IPQ) -- The Summer 2000 edition included a cover feature on Argerich and is orderable online, at least via a 30-day trial of the online feature, after which there is a rather hefty fee for accessing the site, I'm sorry to report.
The Summer 2000 feature offered an overview of her piano playing, drawing on recordings and live performances (that survive on tape), set in a historical and biographical context.
The magazine is worth supporting if funds allow. Here is the page for IPQ subscriptions.
Questions about subscribing (if the subscription link above is not enough) may still be addressable to Orpheus though they are unfortunately slow to respond, by all reports recently.
Here is a link for their current issue at any given time.