Beethoven: Seiji Ozawa & Martha Argerich

April 29, 2018, 9:00 am

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Pianist Martha Argerich and conductor Seiji Ozawa have had long, distinguished careers and have performed together on the concert stage, but this is their first recording collaboration. Joined by the Mito Chamber Orchestra, the album holds Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and his Symphony No. 1. The recordings were made in concert in Japan. Gramophone magazine said, “Seiji Ozawa is 82 and Martha Argerich is 76, yet they go at Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto like a pair of teenagers…Argerich remains indefatigable and, on this evidence, Ozawa may be entering a glorious Indian summer of creativity.”