Decca Classics presents a new release of Mitsuko Uchida’s Mozart Piano Concert series with the Cleveland Orchestra. This new live recording features the Piano Concerto No.19 In F, K.459 and Piano Concerto No.18 In B Flat, K.456.
“Principal flautist Joshua Smith, whose Mozartean credentials were confirmed in a wonderfully-phrased DECCA recording of the timeworn K. 299/297c Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, performs the flute parts in both Concerti with the commands of breath and rounded tone of the best bel canto singers, his awesomely reliable intonation put to radiant use in the solo flute line in the Andante movement of the B-flat Major Concerto. The eloquence of his playing is equaled by the oboes, bassoons, and horns, and the Clevelanders again prove themselves to be among the world’s finest orchestras.”
– , 02 September 2014