Pianist Mitsuko Uchida is the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, who was assigned to Vienna when his daughter was young. As a consequence she had the opportunity to study piano in the country of Mozart’s birth.
Ms. Uchida is now in her sixties, and we have a new recording out in which she is both the soloist and conductor.
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Performed by Mitsuko Uchida (piano & director), with the Cleveland Orchestra.
“Superior Mozart Pianist” Mitsuko Uchida (Chicago Tribune) concludes her Grammy Award winning series of Mozart Piano Concerto recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra.
This fifth and final instalment of the series includes two of the composers greatest works.
This new recording has her directing the orchestra from the piano herself, in the manner of which 18th century audiences might have been accustomed.
Here are highlights from this new recording: