Reviewing her performance in 2012 of the last three sonatas, The Guardian commented: `The recital unfolded like a vast epic: intensely coloured, fiercely dramatic, generously expressive; every phrase mattered.'
In the first concert, Uchida opens with the great C minor Sonata D.958, a work of overwhelming drama and almost fevered imagination.
She follows it with the 'little' A major Sonata D.664, one of the most lyrical and intimate in Schubert's output. After the interval, Uchida traverses the sublime expanses of the Sonata in G major.
This concert takes place as part of Mitsuko Uchida's three-year project in collaboration with Southbank Centre.
PerformersMitsuko Uchida piano
RepertoireSchubert: Sonata in C minor, D.958; Sonata in A, D.664
Saturday 18 November, 12 noon-4pm, St Paul's Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall: What You Need To Know - Schubert's Piano Sonatas. £25, students £7.50. (See separate event).
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