Wigmore Hall Festival: Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss
DateTuesday, 05 Sep 2023
Price€45 - €65
CategoryWigmore Hall Festival
Mitsuko Uchida, one of the
world’s foremost interpreters of the piano repertoire, welcomes fellow world-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss to celebrate music by Schubert written for piano duet, playing a repertoire that contains some surprisingly ambitious works, in a tour that takes in Wigmore Hall, Carnegie
Hall and Dublin’s Whyte Recital Hall. The biggest piece here is the Divertissement in
Hungarian style, dating from 1824; Life’s Storms and the Grand Rondo date from
the composer’s final year (1828) while the march is one of a set of six written
between 1818 and 1824.
Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 947, "Lebensstürme"
Rondo in A Major for Piano Four Hands, D. 951
Grande Marche No. 5 in E-flat Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 819
Divertissement à la hongroise for Piano Four Hands, D. 818
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
One of the most revered artists of our time, Mitsuko Uchida is known as a peerless interpreter of the works of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, as well for being a devotee of the piano music of Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, and György Kurtág. She is Musical America’s 2022 Artist of the Year, and a Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist across the 2022/3, 2023/4 and 2024/5 seasons. Her latest recording, of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, has been nominated for a Grammy® Award, and won the 2022 Gramophone Piano Award.
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Jonathan Biss, Piano
Jonathan Biss is a world renowned pianist who channels his deep musical curiosity into performances and projects in the concert hall and beyond. In addition to performing with today’s leading orchestras, he continues to expand his reputation as a teacher, musical thinker, and one of the great Beethoven interpreters of our time. He is Co-Artistic Director alongside Mitsuko Uchida at the Marlboro Music Festival, where he has spent fifteen summers. He also recently led a massive open online course (MOOC) via Coursera, reaching an international audience of over 150,000. Biss writes extensively on his repertoire and has authored four audio- and e-books, including UNQUIET: My Life with Beethoven (2020), the first Audible Original by a classical musician and one of Audible’s top audiobooks of 2020.
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