in Piano International (Jan, 2015)
If there is one disc any pianophile should not miss, it is this one – a recording of a concert given in the Philharmonie in Berlin in April 2014. The long-awaited coming together of two of our finest pianists, the Israeli-Argentinian Barenboim and the Argentinian Argerich, who have worked together on and off since 1949, delivers everything it promises and more.
The Mozart (Barenboim primo) is a masterpiece in chamber music. Energy abounds in the outer movements in different ways: serious, celebratory and full of pomp in the first, scampering in the Finale, unspeakably tender in the Andante. If there is a weakness, it is that the Schubert takes a little …
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