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 as seen by her daughter Stéphanie
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly