Thursday, December 15, 2011
Mendelssohn: Concertos for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra by Kremer and Argerich DG 1CD
Longstanding friends and collaborators Pianist Martha Argerich and Violinist Gidon Kremer share not so much the spotlight as usual here, but instead separate roles in this program featuring the rarely coupled Mendelssohn Piano and Violin Concerto's. As one would expect, both performances are highly spirited and loaded with surprises. The youthful Orpheus Chamber Orchestra delivers expert support and Deutsche Grammophon's sound is crisp, clear, and well-balanced.