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Mitsuko Uchida, piano
A great Schubert interpreter reveals the composer's unforced lyricism, emotional depth and technical brilliance, playing three of his piano sonatas.
“Only a few pianists regularly cross the threshold of mere excellence to transporting brilliance ... Mitsuko Uchida can be included in that exclusive handful.” —New York Times
Considered one of the great Schubert interpreters, Mitsuko Uchida reveals the unforced lyricism, emotional depth and technical brilliance of three Schubert piano sonatas: the tragic and intense A minor, the sunny E-flat major and the A major, written shortly before Schubert’s death. Uchida’s storied career spans dozens of acclaimed recordings and performances, and she also leads Vermont’s Marlboro Music Festival. She has earned a reputation for profound interpretations that balance sinew and sensitivity, crystalline articulation and vivid dynamic contrasts.
Funded in part by the Marion and Frederick B. Whittemore ’53, T’54 Distinguished Artists Series Fund and the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3.
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1. Mitsuko Uchida, by Justin Pumfrey; 2. Mitsuko Uchida, by Justin Pumfrey; 3. Mitsuko Uchida, by Geoffroy Schied; 4. Mitsuko Uchida, by Richard Avedon