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Beethoven, Haydn: Piano Concertos / Argerich, London Sinfonietta


Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 35109  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Conductor:  Martha Argerich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

*** This title is a reissue of a Japanese release with liner notes in Japanese. ***

...the two 1980 concerto performances she made, as director/pianist, with the London Sinfonietta. Of the two it’s the Haydn that is the more immediately appealing, not that the Beethoven is disappointing, with its lissom drive, rhythmic verve and incision in the outer movements and a penetrating stillness and beauty of tone in the slow movement with its superbly realised cadenza.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
reviewing these performances previously released as RCA 98836
*** This title is a reissue of a Japanese release with liner notes in Japanese. ***

...the two 1980 concerto performances she made, as director/pianist, with the London Sinfonietta. Of the two it’s the Haydn that is the more immediately appealing, not that the Beethoven is disappointing, with its lissom drive, rhythmic verve and incision in the outer movements and a penetrating stillness and beauty of tone in the slow movement with its superbly realised cadenza.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
reviewing these performances previously released as RCA 98836 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Martha Argerich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
2.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Martha Argerich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1767; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Argerich conducts January 25, 2013 By Bevan Davies (Kennebunk, ME) See All My Reviews "This recording is, I believe, the only one of Beethoven's 2nd where Argerich is conducting from the piano. The performance is not that much different from the one she gave on a DG recording in 1985, with Sinopoli and the Philharmonia, except there are dynamic subtleties in the strings and recording differences on the DG disc. That said, this is worth having, not just for the Beethoven, but for the Haydn as well. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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