Genre:

Concerto; Orchestral

Release Date:

Feb 2009

Recorded:

2005

Number of Discs:

1

Sound:

2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS

Subtitles:

FR, DE, ES, IT

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA1004D

Mozart: Martha Argerich plays Mozart live from Tokyo

Martha Argerich (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Paul Gulda (Piano); Rico Gulda (Piano);

New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Christian Arming

Legendary pianist Martha Argerich stars in radiant performances of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, recorded live in Tokyo at one of three 5th anniversary memorial concerts she gave ’In Joyful Remembrance of Friedrich Gulda’, her teacher. Christian Arming conducts the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with great vitality, and Martha Argerich is joined on stage by the renowned Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, as well as Gulda’s sons Paul and Rico, who accompany her in a jubilant performance of Mozart’s Concerto for three pianos in F major, K.242.

Reviews

"...the visceral thrill of the playing of Martha Argerich, the elusive pianist and cult favourite, certainly merited the eager anticipation that her appearances always generate." (The New York Times)

"Martha Argerich and her musical companions radiate a delight in music-making that makes this concert, recorded in Tokyo, a highly enjoyable and satisfying musical experience. The camerawork is devoid of gimmickry and places the listener to good advantage throughout. What a fine and expressive player Renaud Capuçon is! In the D minor Concerto Argerich is magisterial." (The Penguin Guide)