Tremendous authority, beauty and variety
Reiko Uchida is the glue that holds these performances together... it’s Uchida who really shines in both the Gernsheim and the Brahms. In the former, she plays with towering strength and soaring emotional expression, while in the latter she plays with highly impressive technique, navigating Brahms’s rhythmic conundrums with extraordinary sharpness of definition.
Refined and exquisite
One of the finest recordings of Schubert lieder you will find
A jewel of a recording introducing a marvelous Jessica Lee accompanied by an equally marvelous pianist, Reiko Uchida. The two of them are simply irresistible...we sense we are in the presence of a point of view that is definitive as long as we listen. That is what the best performers achieve: they make us unaware of all other possible ways of playing the music.
Reiko Uchida performs these works with grace and drama