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Beethoven - Grieg, Mito Chamber Orchestra

Decca Classics

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1 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19 : I. Allegro con brio  
2 II. Adagio  
3 III. Rondo. Molto allegro  
4 Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Praeludium. Allegro vivace  
5 II. Sarabande. Andante  
6 III. Gavotte. Allegretto  
7 IV. Air. Andante religioso  
8 V. Rigaudon. Allegro con brio  
9 Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 : I. Allegro  
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Decca Classics announces the second official joint recording from Seiji Ozawa and Martha Argerich, presenting Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 in his 250th anniversary year, and Ozawa's first-ever recording of Grieg's Holberg Suite. Following the unprecedented success of their debut collaboration in 2018, the inimitable artists reunite for their next album, released on 8thMay 2020. Recorded live in concert in Japanin May 2019, it includes a bonus track from Mozart's Divertimento K.136.

Argerich and Ozawa first performed together over 40 years ago, when Argerich made her sensational Boston Symphony debut. Since then, the artists have developed a deep creative friendship, lighting up concert halls around the world and achieving critical acclaim. In 2018 they recorded their first ever album: Beethoven's First Symphony with the Mito Chamber Orchestra who also feature on this new release.

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