15 Feb 2014

Mitsuko Uchida in conversation with Ludwig Quandt (10 min.)

Hardly any other soloist performs as regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker as Mitsuko Uchida, who is represented in the Digital Concert Hall, for instance, with a complete cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos. The mainstays of her repertoire are in Austro-German and French music, as could be experienced at the concert in February 2014, where she performed works by Mozart and Messiaen with the Berlin Philharmoniker. In the film for the interval with Ludwig Quandt, principal cellist of the orchestra, Uchida explains why people should play Mozart’s lesser known piano concerto in B flat major K. 456 much more often, why the composer’s tones sometimes behave like little children, and what the birdsong in Olivier Messiaen’s works means.

The concert