Decca have landed an unreleased Beethoven concerto and they are rushing it out tonight.
Here’s a clip.
Based on the audio snippet, it sounds like a worthwhile recording — whether its release was rushed or not.
Not rushed at all. We recorded this in May last year and the release now was intended to coincide with what would have been their next concerts together this month. Let’s hope life and good health give them many more opportunities.
“unreleased Beethoven concerto”
Ohhhh, a major find indeed, the 6th piano concerto by Beethoven.
Doesn’t beat my record collection and fine collection of hoarded toilet paper.
And how can I watch this video if people on the video don’t maintain social distance? I need to get a vaccine before touching the mouse of the computer to watch this.
If you listen to that snippet or better, a great recording of the entire Beethoven 2nd piano concerto, you may feel better and overcome your fears. Take our word for it.
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I love Martha Argerich, but I’ve lost count of the number of recordings of Beethoven 2 she’s made….
Ditto for Schumann, Prokofiev 3, Ravel…
Sixteen years ago I went to Tanglewood to hear her play Prokofiev 3. Not my favorite concerto, and one I had heard her play before. Before the concert I was rolling my eyes, thinking “There you go again with one of the few concertos she plays in public over and over (a few years earlier I had heard her play the Schumann live…).” When she started playing, I was captivated and forgot all my frustrations.
It’s her fifth official recording. 1980 London Sinfonietta 1985 Philharmonia & Sinopoli 2000 Mahler Chamber & Abbado 2009 Lugano Festival
I´m waiting for the Emperor.
Pul–eeeze, Martita, the 4th? Pretty, pretty please, with sugar on it?
I have a question: has anyone heard of any recording of Argerich playing Beethoven piano sonatas? I have been looking for such recordings for a long time as I heard long long time ago on radio (playing records not live performance), and that was the first time I learned her name: stupendous playing but I can never found such CDs.
Op.10:3 – see https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8120949–martha-argerich-early-recordings. 1960 WDR recording.
Thanks! The radio program I listened to, meanwhile, is all Beethoven. The “early recordings” here appears to be a selection with the Beethoven and Ravel Sonatas recorded on the same day (1960-09-08). I wonder from which original recording they came from? Thanks again!
There’s a YT film of MA+SO doing the Choral Fantasy
Time for Ozawa to retire. He clearly is no longer an effective or engaging conductor.
He looks ill. I suppose the music keeps him going
He has been ill for ~ 15 years. He was supposed to make an appearance at Tanglewood but had to back out. It is truly sad what cancer has done to his body.
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