Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado
Complete Concerto Recordings (1967-2013)
- Martha Argerich (piano)
- Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado
- Deutsche Grammophon 5CD set
With this special edition, DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 5CD box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years.
Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far, winning numerous awards.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (two recordings)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23