Magic Moments of Music – Martha Argerich in Warsaw

A film by Holger Preuße & Philipp Quiring, ZDF/arte and C Major Entertainment, 43 min.

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With her first prize at the legendary 1965 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, she took the world by storm. In the early rounds already, Martha Argerich is the undisputed star of the event. People queue up for hours to buy tickets for her concerts, there are reports of fisticuffs outside the booking offices. Her only serious competitor is the Brazilian pianist Arthur Moreira Lima, he too can thrill both his audiences and the jury. The rivalry between the two of them makes for heated disputes and divides the jury. The “Magic Moments of Music” series brings back memories of the birth of a legend named Martha Argerich.