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Critic’s Choice

While New York City may seem to have more new music ensembles…

Top Ten Performances of 2015

1. R. Andrew Lee recital at Spectrum…
Reading the various reviews of the

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Critic’s Choice

February 09, 2016 at 5:22 pm


In the mid-1960s, the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell produced classic, sparkling recordings of Mozart Piano Concertos, with the great Robert Casadesus as soloist.

Even with an entirely new complement of musicians, expect the legacy of elegant Mozart to continue at Carnegie Hall next Sunday evening, when the equally great contemporary pianist Mitsuko Uchida plays the composer’s Piano Concertos No. 17 and No. 25 in front of the orchestra, which will be led by concertmaster William Preucil.

Uchida’s cantabile touch, and the sense of direct communication she has with the composers she interprets, make her a compelling performer. As an intriguing bonus, and something that may mark this beyond typical all-Mozart programs, she will take the podium to conduct the orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 in C Major.

Mitsuko Uchida and the Cleveland Orchestra play Mozart, Sunday, 7 p.m., at Carnegie Hall


February 9

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Donnacha Dennehy: Surface Tension
Reich: Sextet
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