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Mitsuko Uchida - Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2022)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2022)

Mitsuko Uchida - Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 182 Mb | Total time: 58:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 485 2731 | Recorded: 2021

Revered pianist Mitsuko Uchida presents a brand new recording of this Everest of the piano repertoire. This long-awaited, much-anticipated cornerstone of her discography was recorded at Snape Maltings, one of the world's great concert halls with which Mitsuko feels a close affinity.

Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Tetzlaff, Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez - MOZART 13 BERG (2008)

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Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Tetzlaff, Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez - MOZART 13 BERG (2008)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade In B Flat, K.361 "Gran partita"
Alban Berg: Chamber Concerto For Piano And Violin With 13 Wind Instruments
Mitsuko Uchida (Piano), Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Ensemble InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 0316 DH | Time: 01:20:15

The greatest of Mozart's wind serenades and the toughest of Alban Berg's major works might seem an unlikely pairing, but in an interview included with the sleeve notes for this release, Pierre Boulez points up their similarities. Both works are scored for an ensemble of 13 wind instruments (with solo violin and piano as well in the Berg) and both include large-scale variations as one of their movements - and Boulez makes the comparisons plausible enough in these lucid performances. It's rare to hear him conducting Mozart, too, and if the performance is a little brisker and more strait-laced than ideal, the EIC's phrasing is a model of clarity and good taste. It's the performance of the Berg, though, that makes this such an important issue; both soloists, Mitsuko Uchida and Christian Tetzlaff, are perfectly attuned to Boulez's approach - they have given a number of performances of the Chamber Concerto before - and the combination of accuracy and textural clarity with the highly wrought expressiveness that is the essence of Berg's music is perfectly caught.

Mitsuko Uchida - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes for Piano (1990) Reissue 2001

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Mitsuko Uchida - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes for Piano (1990) Reissue 2001

Mitsuko Uchida - Claude Debussy: Douze Études pour le Piano (1990) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 145 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 464 698-2 | Time: 00:47:12

Debussy's Études are really the only set that deserves to be put beside Chopin's. What makes them so special? Like his, they are truly "practice pieces," systematically exploring various aspects of keyboard technique. But at the same time, they are poetic works of art, full of fantasy, charm, and musical invention. Uchida's recording is almost universally regarded as the finest version of these works to appear in modern times. Her playing combines effortless virtuosity with pianistic precision, keeping the music's artistic and pedagogical tendencies in a state of exquisite tension. This disc also established Uchida's claim to be recognized as one of the most interesting and talented pianists now active. You need to hear it.

Mitsuko Uchida - Schubert: Piano Sonata in E Flat Major, 6 Moments Musicaux (2001)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Schubert: Piano Sonata in E Flat Major, 6 Moments Musicaux (2001)

Mitsuko Uchida - Schubert Piano Sonata in E Flat Major, 6 Moments Musicaux (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 230 MB | 01:07:23
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Mitsuko Uchida's slowly evolving Schubert cycle continues to thrill and scintillate with every new volume. At first glance, the works here might seem less essential than some of her previous offerings: an early (and infrequently played) sonata and the endlessly recorded Moments musicaux. However, just a few minutes' listening will soon persuade you otherwise. Schubert may have been only 20 when he penned this E-flat Sonata, but in Uchida's hands its expansive four-movement form is a perfect delight. She finds an ideally dancing lilt for the opening Allegro, not allowing the moments of drama to overshadow the movement's sunny disposition.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 161 Mb | Total time: 47:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 420 185-2 | Recorded: 1986

Something about the key of D major seems to trigger off Mitsuko Uchida's adrenalin. The energy level in the Rondo and the earlier of the sonatas here is accordingly high, and…she has the technique and temperament to make musical sense of her chosen tempos… It is the long variation movement concluding the D major Sonata…where Uchida achieves marvels of shading within a steadily maintained basic pulse… B flat major draws more serenity out of Uchida. In the Sonata, K570, her energy is applied in all the right places and her response to the tonal scheme of the first movement development is especially acute.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV309, 310 & 311 (1986)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV309, 310 & 311 (1986)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV309, 310 & 311 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 167 Mb | Total time: 53:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 412 741-2 | Recorded: 1985

The three sonatas on this disc were all written in 1777-78, and mark Mozart's attainment of a new level of skill and sophistication in his writing for the piano. Uchida's accounts, recorded in 1985, midway through her survey of the composer's complete piano sonatas for Philips, are sympathetic and nicely shaped. Some pianists have found more vehemence and darkness in the A minor sonata, K. 310, and more elegance in the two major-key works, but the balanced, essentially lyrical approach Uchida brings to the music works very well. This is soulful playing, of an intimacy not often encountered these days, and the recording does it full justice.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Piano Sonatas KV 330 & 333, Adagio KV 540, Gigue KV 574 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 156 Mb | Total time: 51:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 412 616-2 | Recorded: 1984

Uchida's performances seem completely natural as if that is the way the performances were intended. Not a point of cunning escapes her. Yet there is never a trace of self-consciousness in her point-making, not even in the heightened intensity of the tragic B minor Adagio. It is Mozart at his purest.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV 279, 457 & 576, Fantasia KV 475 (1985)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV 279, 457 & 576, Fantasia KV 475 (1985)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 3 Piano Sonatas KV 279, 457 & 576, Fantasia KV 475 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 176 Mb | Total time: 59:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 617-2 | Recorded: 1984

Mitsuko Uchida is one of the finest interpreters of Mozart's piano music. She brings to this music a lightness and delicacy that fits it perfectly. Uchida plays with an incredible humility. Her performances are never overbearing - she offers subtlety and emotion rather than force. Both lyrical and expressive, she uses her brilliant technique to play the virtuoso parts of the sonatas, yet never seems to be showing off. Her nimble fingers give the most attractive ornaments to these pieces, yet, again, these ornaments are not gratuitous - they fit perfectly with the tone and colours of the works.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 533/494 & KV 545; Rondo KV 511 (1984)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 533/494 & KV 545; Rondo KV 511 (1984)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 533/494 & KV 545; Rondo KV 511 (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 150 Mb | Total time: 47:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 122-2 | Recorded: 1983

There is no doubt that Mitsuko Uchida is one of the leading Mozart pianists. And that fact alone gives this release credibility. But if we look deeper we find that this release is a magnificent example of her ability.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 331 "Alla Turca" & KV 332; Fantasie KV 397 (1984)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 331 "Alla Turca" & KV 332; Fantasie KV 397 (1984)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 2 Sonatas KV 331 "Alla Turca" & KV 332; Fantasie KV 397 (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 153 Mb | Total time: 50:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 123-2 | Recorded: 1983

There is no doubt that Mitsuko Uchida is one of the leading Mozart pianists. And that fact alone gives this release credibility. But if we look deeper we find that this release is a magnificent example of her ability.

Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)

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Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)

Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 191 Mb | Total time: 54:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 432 086-2 | Recorded: 1990

The virtues of Uchida's playing are the ones classically associated with Mozart: grace, fluidity, restraint, and a certain playful quality. Those are all on display in these performances of Mozart concertos from the 1770s, early in the composer's career. Uchida's style is more concerned with small details than with large spaces, and this puts her somewhat out of the mainstream in a work like the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271 – many performances recorded since the 1992 date of Uchida's version have emphasized the way a vast architecture suddenly appeared in the mind of the young composer. Still, there are many lovely details, often connected to Uchida's way of bringing out the various wrinkles in the concerto's left-hand parts.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 4 Piano Sonatas KV 280, 281, 282 & 283 (1988)

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Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 4 Piano Sonatas KV 280, 281, 282 & 283 (1988)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: 4 Piano Sonatas KV 280, 281, 282 & 283 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 157 Mb | Total time: 54:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 420 186-2 | Recorded: 1987

There is no doubt that Mitsuko Uchida is one of the leading Mozart pianists. And that fact alone gives this release credibility. But if we look deeper we find that this release is a magnificent example of her ability. Full marks must go to Phillips for bringing this major project together. The recording concept and organisation by Erik Smith and Rupert Faustle at the Henry Wood Hall London give us magnificent piano sound. The recordings were made during the 1980s. The set is recorded digitally and the sound is excellent in tone and balance.