MCO & mITSUKO UCHIDA: IBERIAN RETURN

11 January 2023

Barcelona

Wednesday 20:00 / Palau de la Música

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Presented by: Palau de la Música Catalana

PROGRAMME
    • W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 5, K. 175 
    • A. SCHÖNBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
    • W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503

    • Mitsuko Uchida piano
    • José Maria Blumenschein concertmaster
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Mitsuko Uchida commenced their Artistic Partnership back in 2016. Since then, they have brought a large variety of musical programmes to the finest concert halls worldwide. The Partnership focuses on the tasteful pairing of composers from the two Viennese schools and always includes pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The combination of Mitsuko's distinct style of playing and the orchestra's unique sound makes for concert experiences that are nothing short of magical. The program of concerts with the MCO and Mitsuko Uchida usually contains a piece where the MCO plays alone. Throughout the Artistic Partnership with Mitsuko, the orchestra has further developed their ability to play as soloists without losing its distinct chamber music touch. The Guardian newspaper wrote in 2020 that “Uchida and the orchestra often seem, in the best possible sense, like a married couple who have lived a long life together, each finishing the other’s phrases.”


The Piano Concerto No. 25 is only one of the twelve concertos Mozart composed in a three-year period. The composer's particular fondness for this work can be seen from a sketch leaf for the first movement, on which he thoroughly honed the composition. The longest of his concertos, it's characterised by its stately and regal feel. At the mere age of 17, he composed his fifth Piano Concerto. It is often considered the real beginning of his oeuvre of Piano Concertos and shows some characteristics of the compositions he would create later in life. 




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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

07 January 2023 Alicante

Saturday 20:00pm / Adda

W. A. MOZART / A. SCHÖNBERG

Mitsuko Uchida piano / José Maria Blumenschein concertmaster


09 January 2023 Lisbon

Monday 20:00pm / Gulbenkian

W. A. MOZART / A. SCHÖNBERG

Mitsuko Uchida piano / José Maria Blumenschein concertmaster