Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 19 (CD)

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Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 19




Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459



Mitsuko Uchida (piano & conductor)

The Cleveland Orchestra

Another instalment in Uchida’s much-admired and Grammy-Award-winning Mozart piano concerto series with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Like the composer at the premieres, Uchida directs from the keyboard and enjoys an unusual rapport with one of America’s ‘Big Five’ orchestras.

This new live recording combines the B flat Major Concerto, No. 18, K456 and the F Major Concerto, No. 19, K459, both part of the great series of piano concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna in the mid-1780s.

“this is Mozart of extraordinary intensity, as you might expect from Dame Mitsuko...Mozart has been a constant throughout Uchida's career but increasingly palpable is an otherworldly quality to her playing, an aspect that radiates out to her fellow players and to us, the audience.” - Gramophone 2014