BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 4
From heart-stopping, hushed tones to thundering chords: Mitsuko Uchida’s Beethoven
The most popular musical event in the summer months in London is the Proms concert series held at the Royal Albert Hall and other venues. It’s a gathering place for the world’s most distinguished musicians – such as pianist Mitsuko Uchida, conductor Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, who can be seen in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.
Reviewing Ms. Uchida’s performance at the Edinburgh Festival immediately after the Proms, The Guardian wrote: “The poetry and dignity she brings to this work remained untarnished and remarkable.” She demonstrated the entire palette of nuances and dynamics demanded by Beethoven, and her “highly intimate and intense playing ... held a capacity audience on the edge of their seats.” (Financial Times)
Mitsuko Uchida performs with the world’s finest orchestras and musicians. She has also been Artist-in-Residence with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Salzburg Mozartwoche and the Berlin Philharmonic. She has performed several times with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons.