Seiji Ozawa

July 3, 2018. I’ve always been a great admirer of Seiji Ozawa, and this Beethoven disc shows precisely why. Ozawa, joined by piano superstar Martha Argerich, gives us a spirited, almost bubbly, performance. The handpicked musicians in the Mito Chamber Orchestra complement the artistry contained in Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Piano Concerto No. 1.

WRTI's Mark Pinto fills us in on the latest classical music CDs Saturdays at 5 pm on Classical New Releases. Here are five newly released recordings he recommends: