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Tue, Feb 21, 2023
7:30 pm


General: $40-60 | Student: $15

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Mitsuko Uchida

Only a few pianists regularly cross the threshold of mere excellence to transporting brilliance… Mitsuko Uchida can be included in that exclusive handful.

“Every day of my life that I am allowed to play Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and the music of our own time,” says piano legend Mitsuko Uchida, “is a gift from somewhere. If heaven existed, it’s heaven.” To have this extraordinary musician back to perform Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas is, indeed, a musical heaven—an exquisite combination of monumental music performed by one of the most revered artists of our time. Of all of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, the final three are especially hallowed for the astonishing emotional ground that they cover, from utter anguish to complete exhilaration, communicated through breathtaking virtuosity. To hear Beethoven’s final thoughts on the piano sonata as a genre in Uchida’s venerated hands is a defining moment in Princeton University Concerts’ 129-year history.

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BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

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