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Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orchestra: MOZART: Piano Concertos; No.18 KV 456 · No.19 KV 459 CD
Another installment in Uchida's much-admired and Grammy-Award-winning Mozart piano concerto series with the Cleveland Orchestra.
This new live recording combines the B flat major, No 18, K456 and the F major, No 19, K459, both part of the great series of piano concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna in the mid-1780s.
Like the composer at the premieres, Uchida directs from the keyboard and enjoys an unusual rapport with one of America s Big Five orchestras.
Drawing sharper-than-usual contrasts between movements, the pianist, who also conducted, added narrative breadth to the concertos, thereby giving the works, even more, to say than usual. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland (on a concert performance of No.17).
Tracklist:Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K459
fa majeur · F-Dur
I Allegro 12.33
II Allegretto 7.51
III Allegro assai 8.07
Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat major, K456
si bémol majeur · B-Dur
I Allegro vivace 12.34
II Andante un poco sostenuto 11.36
III Allegro vivace 7.59