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on 4 August 2006
Vienna-trained Uchida once said that she ventured into Mozart first partly because Lupu and Brendel's widely available recordings of Schubert had persuaded her to drop the plan to provide her own interpretations of one of her favourite composer's piano music. While the luminosity of Lupu's tone and Brendel's terseness have a lot to commend them, Uchida's readings are no less compelling.

Uchida's command of the Viennese idiom is assured. She has brought out the singing qualities of Schubert's piano music with a beautiful tone. Her tempi are still a moot point, and some might find the hesitations a bit contrived. But there's no doubt that this is a great cycle with tremendous learning and insight. Her seeming detachment from the subject belies a carefully executed style, and every tiny detail is thought out with the utmost care.

At the current price it can't be beat. Even if you might have already got Richter, Brendel or Kempff's recordings, this cycle is worth your attention and money.
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