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Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orchestra: Mozart – Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 27 CD


Without question, Dame Mitsuko Uchida is recognized as among the greatest Mozart interpreters of our time. Dame Mitsuko's live performances and recordings of Mozart's piano works have been acclaimed by the press and public alike: "No pianist conveys the rapture of Mozart quite as Mitsuko Uchida does." (The Independent, London). On her latest disc, she continues her series of Mozart concerto recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra, performing two of the composer's most popular late piano concerti: No.20 (K.466) & No.27 (K.595). Unlike her first studio recordings of these pieces, released many years ago on the Philips label, these new recordings see her directing the orchestra from the keyboard, in the manner of the original performances. The Chicago Tribune commented: "When you have another superior Mozart pianist, Mitsuko Uchida, directing Mozart concertos from the Steinway, and doing so with such ease and infectious pleasure in making music... who wants (or needs) a separate conductor?


Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466
d-moll · en ré mineur
1. Allegro 15:19
2. Romance 9:36
3. Allegro assai 8:32
cadenzas: Beethoven
Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K. 595
B-dur · en si bémol majeur
1. Allegro 15:08
2. Larghetto 7:33
3. Allegro 9:38
cadenzas: Mozart