New Releases: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Ozawa and Argerich; Beethoven, Brahms & Mozart – Grigory Sokolov
11 May 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 11 May 2020, 10:01
Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: ‘Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grieg: Holberg Suite’ by Seiji Ozawa and Martha Argerich, and ‘Beethoven, Brahms & Mozart’ by Grigory Sokolov.
John Suchet plays a track from his featured Album of the Week at 10.15am every weekday.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grieg: Holberg Suite – Seiji Ozawa and Martha Argerich
Now the virtuoso duo, who first performed together over 40 years ago, release an exceptional recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2, in the 250th anniversary year of the composer’s birth.
Ozawa and Argerich are joined by the Mito Chamber Orchestra on the new release.
John Brunning plays a track from his featured Discovery of the Week at 6.20pm every weekday.
Beethoven, Brahms & Mozart – Grigory Sokolov
It’s been three years since his last release, and now Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov returns with an album filled with fantastic live recordings from his tour last summer.
“Music made in the present moment, unique and unrepeatable is all that matters”, Sokolov’s biography page reads.