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Mitsuki Uchida Solo Recital – NEW YORK
February 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
BERG Piano Sonata, Op. 1
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, D. 899
MOZART Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11
When Mitsuko Uchida performs Schubert and Schumann, the results are transcendent; the same is also true of her performances of works from the Second Viennese School. The beloved pianist performs Schumann’s ultra-Romantic Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Berg’s youthful Piano Sonata, and Schubert’s Four Impromptus, D. 899. Despite the title, there is nothing improvisatory about Schubert’s work. Brilliantly contrasted, each impromptu is in a different key and conjures its own unique mood: The first has a march-like rhythm and a songlike theme, the second and fourth are technically stunning, and the third is sweetly meditative.