Martha Argerich & Friends – Live from Tokyo

With the Gulda brothers, Lyda Chen and the Capuçon brothers

Martha Argerich in a tribute concert to her teacher Friedrich Gulda!

Recorded in January 2005 at the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, this concert was a Major musical event characterized by a singular programme of three concerti by Mozart and Beethoven, an exceptional cast and a rare alchemy. Martha Argerich, the Argentinean who has dominated the world of the piano since the 1960s, joins forces with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon (respectively 29 and 24 years old at the time), Paul and Rico Gulda (her teacher's Friedrich Gulda's two sons), and the violist Lyda Chen (the daughter she had with the Chinese conductor Chen Liang Sheng)!

The concert opens with two works by Mozart, the famous Piano Concerto No. 20, composed in 1985, and the Concerto for three pianos in F Major, written almost ten years earlier in 1776. It closes with the third movement from Beethoven's Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C Major, composed in 1803-1804 and dedicated to the Prince Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz.

Martha Argerich piano

Renaud Capuçon violin
Lyda Chen viola
Gautier Capuçon cello
Paul Gulda piano
Rico Gulda piano

New Japan Philharmonic
Christian Arming conductor

Movie director : Kazuaki Sasai

Duration : 01 h 18 min
Location : Sumida Triphony Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
Recording date : January 27th, 2005
Production date : 2005
Production : © NHK

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