Murray Perahia With Carlo Maria Giulini And The L.A. Phil. In Music Of Beethoven And Mozart – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert
Murray Perahia this week. Sharing the stage with the legendary Carlo Maria Giulini and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in music of Beethoven and Mozart. The proceedings were recorded on March 17, 1980 in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of The Music Center in Los Angeles.
One of the brilliant figures in 20th century Piano, Murray Perahia has been synonymous with the concert stage (and the recording studio) practically since he was a teenager. With a stellar career, only sidelined twice by health issues, Perahia has resumed a busy touring and recording schedule since recovering completely from a hand injury in 2008.
In addition to his work as a soloist, which has taken him on several world tours over the years, Perahia is also Principle Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, a position he’s held since 2008.
This concert, goes back some 36 years and features only two pieces; Beethoven’s Symphony Number 6 “Pastorale” and the Mozart Piano Concerto Number 24. This is Murray Perahia during his years of close association with another Piano legend, Vladimir Horowitz, who had invited Perahia to work with him. The Mozart is a specialty for Murray Perahia, having recorded the complete series of Mozart Concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra in the early 1970s, which became his first series of major recordings for Columbia Records and the first of many milestone and award-winning recordings over the years.
And of course, the L.A. Philharmonic give it their usual best, under their Music Director Carlo Maria Giulini. The version of the Pastorale they do here is without pause between the first and second movements.
Good and memorable music making – perfect for an Anti-Road Rage Wednesday.
Turn it up and tune out the day.