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Martha Argerich Plays Mozart - Live From Tokyo

Mozart / Argerich / New Japan Phil / Arming
Release Date: 03/31/2009 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1004  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha ArgerichPaul GuldaRico GuldaRenaud Capuçon
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

MARTHA ARGERICH PLAYS MOZART - LIVE FROM TOKYO

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K. 242, "Lodron"
Rondo in C major, K. 373
Adagio in E major, K. 261
Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318

Martha Argerich, piano
Paul Gulda, piano
Rico Gulda, piano
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Lyda Chen, viola
Gautier Capuçon, cello

New Japan Philharmonic
Christian Arming, conductor

Recorded live Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo on 27 January 2005.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / 5.1 DTS
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Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 106 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

"A new DVD of a 2005 concert in memory of her late teacher, Friedrich Gulda. Her reading of Mozart's dark Piano Concerto No. 20 K. 466 never steps out of the piece's classical framework, but is full of eloquent, rhythmic flexibility and articulation - everything you want in a mature Argerich performance. Much of the rest is nice for a viewing or two - Mozart's Concerto for Three Pianos with Gulda's sons Paul and Rico, a movement from the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Capucon brothers, and Mozart's Symphony No. 32." -- David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

"This magnificent live concert, taped in Tokyo in 2005, provides a fine opportunity to see and hear the performer some of us regard as the finest female classical pianist and perhaps even the finest living pianist period. The opportunity is special because the legendary Argerich seldom performs as a soloist... This was a special concert honoring the teacher of the Argentine pianist, the great Friedrich Gulda, who passed away in 2000... The videotaping (by NHK) is excellent, with good variation of long shots and closeups, and its hi-def resolution transferred well to the standard DVD. The DTS surround is natural and involving, especially so in the three piano concerto, in spite of the closeness of the three instruments. The very short Behind the Scenes clips are also worth seeing. Anyone interested in the art of Argerich will want to have this concert DVD." -- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K 242 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Gulda (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano), Rico Gulda (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1781 
4.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
5.
Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 

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