Classical music

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida

Part of International Orchestra Series

Leading Mozartian Mitsuko Uchida directs from the piano to present these two expressive concertos.

Her performance with the ‘remarkable’ Mahler Chamber Orchestra (The Telegraph) marks the beginning of a three-year collaboration between Uchida and Southbank Centre. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is known for its democratic decision-making and dynamic sound; The Telegraph wrote of their appearance in the 2015 Proms that ‘the exchanges between piano and orchestra crackled with exciting energy.’

Mozart’s inventive Piano Concerto No.17 was written for one of his students in 1784; in May that year the composer bought a starling that could sing its principal theme. This was the third of his twelve ‘great’ concertos, all of which were written over a period of just two years, culminating in the intricate Piano Concerto No.25.

The Guardian states, ‘Ask anyone interested in piano music who they’d most like to hear playing Mozart, and many would answer Mitsuko Uchida.’ Take this opportunity to discover her dazzling insights into the composer at his peak.

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