WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Martha Argerich - Live From The Concertgebouw 1978 & 1992


Release Date: 05/09/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56974   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Conductor:  Szymon GoldbergHeinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber OrchestraRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Martha Argerich has said that she does not like to be alone on stage, but prefers the company of friends. Here she is heard in two concerto performances from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the atmosphere could hardly be more congenial. The grand celebration of the Mozart C major Concerto K. 503 is life affirming, the piano made to dance and sing, the whole proceedings a perfect balance of freedom and control. The same equilibrium is evident in the Beethoven C major Concerto, with its soulful slow movement and finale hinting at a new kind of boisterousness. That Argerich has long favored the early Beethoven concertos over their later and bigger siblings should serve as a reminder that while she is thought of as one most likely to rip Read more through the Liszt Sonata, she is also keenly attuned to the demands of Viennese classicism. She is, in fact, a complete musician, one of the greatest of our time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Szymon Goldberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1992 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 30 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/06/1978 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 34 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C K503: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C K503: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C K503: III. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook