Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: DG Masters
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat
PERFORMER: Martha Argerich (piano)Philharmonia Orchestra/ Giuseppe Sinopoli
CATALOGUE NO: 445 504-2 DDD (1986)
In her understated account of the First Concerto, Martha Argerich offers a finely judged tone revealing keen attention to both the composer’s markings and the music’s implications.

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In the Second, her positive approach makes the score sound more vehement and less post-Mozartian than usual. Pianist and conductor are in mutually responsive partnership, while Sinopoli draws polished playing from the Philharmonia. George Hall