Label: Deutsche Grammophon. DGR 4838851
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who recently released a ravishing new recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and West Eastern Divan Orchestra, originally recorded the masterpiece 40 years earlier, then with pianist Mark Zeltser and Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Herbert von Karajan. This exciting earlier version is now available again on vinyl, with the invitation to compare the artists’ interpretations then and now, in the Beethoven anniversary year.
This is Karajan’s 2nd recording of the Beethoven Triple. The first was made with David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich and Stanislav Richter. This 1980 recording was made when Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma and Mark Zeltser were the younger generation artists then under the guidance of the great conductor.