Piano Concertos 3 & 4

Piano Concertos 3 & 4

There are three protagonists here: Uchida, Sanderling, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Each makes an equal contribution to the success of this outstanding disc, surely the finest versions of this music yet to appear in digital sound. Uchida brings her vast experience as a Mozart performer to these two very Mozartean piano concertos, but she also understands the need to project Beethoven's extra measure of fire and intensity. Sanderling is an old pro; he accompanies with rock-like solidity. And the orchestra seems to be listening to the performance with total concentration. Add to this powerful combination absolutely gorgeous sound, and the result is unforgettable. <I>--David Hurwitz</I>