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Cleveland Orch. | Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 17 (K453) & 25 (K503), / WFMT: 'Featured Release'

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The Cleveland Orchestra and Mitsuko Uchida release their latest Decca recording project: Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 17 (K453) and 25 (K503), which were recorded live at Severance Hall in February 2016.  "With K453 in G major Mozart opens a new horizon in his piano concertos," says pianist Uchida, "With this lyrical and poignant piece, he began using the woodwinds as solo instruments, almost equal to the piano.  This new inspiration reaches its peak with K503 in C major, the grandest of all the concerti, majestic and mysterious.  The often asked question which piano concerto of Mozart was my favourite, I have to answer ‘The one I am playing today.'  But these two come pretty much at the top."

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17 in G major, K 453 (32:46) from Mitsuko Uchida: Mozart Piano Concertos 17 & 25 on Decca is TODAY's WFMT: Chicago - 'Featured Release'. Cleveland Orchestra / Mitsuko Uchida