Mitsuko Uchida

Mozart´s piano concertos No. 18 and No. 21 with Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left behind twenty-seven piano concertos, practically creating his own genre – after all, a piano concerto by Mozart is something fundamentally different from one by Bach, Brahms, or Beethoven. Mozart, always the man of the stage, has the piano and orchestra quarreling, questioning, and flirting with each other. Bringing all of this to life is a high art, of which the exceptional Japanese-Austrian pianist Mitsuko Uchida is a genuine master. One of the leading Mozart interpreters of our time, Uchida was among the first to record his complete piano concertos and sonatas – CDs that have long since acquired cult status. Since then the artist has been continually refining her interpretations – together with such renowned partners as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Photo that shows Mitsuko Uchida C Justin Pumfrey. © Justin Pumfrey
© Justin Pumfrey

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456

Leoš Janáček
Mládí (Youth), Suite for Woodwind Sextet

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

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