Uchida no4 © DeccaJustin Pumfrey

Soaring themes and long musical lines feature prominently in the two works leading our program this week. The distinguished pianist Mitsuko Uchida lends her great elegance to Schumann’s only piano concerto, and music director Riccardo Muti leads Schubert’s final symphony. We bring back a 2012 concert of Schubert’s bubbly Third Symphony, and have an extended interview with Uchida about the piano concerto.

Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (Great)
Originally recorded at concerts on March 20, 21 and 22, 2014

Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
Originally recorded at concerts Jan. 26, 28 and 31, 2012

This program will be available until Sept. 2, 2014

Program notes for Schubert’s Ninth Symphony and the Schumann concerto can be found here, and the program note for Schubert’s Third Symphony may be read here.

Performer Biographies

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Riccardo Muti, Music Director and conductor

Photo courtesy Decca and © Justin Pumfrey



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