Mitsuko Uchida, piano
|SCHUBERT||Impromptu in A-flat major, D. 935, No. 2
Impromptu in C minor, D. 899, No. 1
Sonata in G major, D. 894
A Cal Performances at Home spring highlight! Any opportunity to experience the magisterial pianism of Mitsuko Uchida is a rare and special occasion, and this recital, recorded in the sublime acoustics of London’s Wigmore Hall, is no exception. One of the supreme pianists of our time, Uchida is a revered interpreter of Schubert, and here she performs a recital dedicated to the composer’s stirring piano music, featuring two Impromptus—one deeply moving, the other dramatic and turbulent—and the transcendent Sonata in G major, which explores terrain from meditative to tempestuous. “She seems to have a special feel for Schubertian rhetoric: the silences, the asides, the abrupt shifts of direction. And here she captured every ounce of intimacy as well as every pound of grandeur” (The New York Times).
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