A little early this week, probably since most people I've been running into (including myself) have been in a murderous mood all day, it only seems fitting to start Anti-Road Rage Wednesday a bit early in an effort to wear the edge off.
So it's only natural I run some Chopin and Erich Wolfgang Korngold by way of the Martha Argerich Lugano Festival Project from this past June. It was recorded live and broadcast just a few weeks ago on Radio France. There is word most of this Festival will be issued by EMI sometime this month, but apparently not the opening piece, which is the Chopin Cello Sonata with Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich. That's the opener - the second half is the opus 15 Piano Quintette by Erich Wolfgang Korngold featuring Alexander Mogilevsky, Piano, Alissa Margulis, Violin, Lucia Hall, Violin, Nora Romanoff, Viola and Mark Drobinsky, cello. A really nice, albeit short concert (a little over an hour) and for all intents and purposes seems to work better than a Valium or a Martini.
Since it's a little over an hour it fits on one player.
Here are the notes from France Musique:
Lugano : Chopin, Korngold
Sonate en Sol mineur Op.65
Mischa Maisky, Violoncelle
Martha Argerich, Piano
Quintette en en Mi majeur Op.15
Alexander Mogilevsky, Piano
Alissa Margulis, Violon
Lucia Hall, Violon
Nora Romanoff, Alto
Mark Drobinsky, Violoncelle
Concert donné le 16 juin 2010 en l’Auditorium de la RSI de Lugano dans le cadre du Festival Projet Martha Argerich
Don't say I'm not looking out for you. The streets will be a safer place after listening to this - trust me.