Mitsuko Uchida & Mahler Chamber Orchestra
‘This is one of those orchestras in which all are stars’
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra perform Purcell’s Fantasias alongside two of Mozart’s finest piano concertos.
This concert is part of an ongoing collaboration between the revered pianist Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, a unique ensemble of 45 musicians from 20 countries.
Mozart’s piano concertos are an exercise in perfectionism, and tonight’s programme includes two of the best: the Concerto in A major with its achingly beautiful slow movement, and the Concerto in C minor, replete with almost operatically expressive ensembles.
Purcell’s Fantasias are, as the title indicates, filled with fantasy, with mercurial shifts of mood. They both lament and frolic, wail and playfully scurry. They also serve as a final flourish in the era of viol consort music.
‘We still had the thrill of Uchida, embodying Mozart’s recollections of joy and sorrow with dancing subtlety and love’
- Mahler Chamber Orchestra
- Mitsuko Uchida director, piano
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488
- Purcell: Fantasias: in A minor, Z.740; in B flat, Z.736; in C minor, Z.738; in F, Z.745 (Upon one note)*
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491
- Mozart: Andante (2nd movement) from Piano Sonata in C, K.545
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* Please note change of repertoire from that originally advertised
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