Classical music

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The second of Mitsuko Uchida's Schubert series opens with the Sonata in B major, D.575.

One of the composer's less well-known sonatas, it is nevertheless exquisitely beautiful, full of his trademark melodiousness.

The A minor Sonata D.845 is a substantial, uncompromising work, its driving energy and bleak textures contrasting with an irresistible tenderness. Its central set of variations finish as if in an other-worldly dream.

To conclude, the D major Sonata D.850 is a high-octane piece, an exceptionally extrovert sonata for Schubert. Wit, humour and good-natured passion dance through its four movements.

`The great Schubert interpreter of this generation, perhaps the greatest in the era of recorded music' (New York Classical Review).

This concert takes place as part of Mitsuko Uchida's three-year project in collaboration with Southbank Centre.


Mitsuko Uchida piano


Schubert: Sonata in B, D.575; Sonata in A minor, D.845
Schubert: Sonata in D, D.850

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Royal Festival Hall


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