RCO – Bernard Haitink & Mitsuko Uchida
Bernard Haitink © Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor laureate Bernard Haitink conducts Bruckner and Mozart. For the first time in almost 35 years he leads the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Bruckner's Sixth Symphony. The composer himself considered this "die keckste" (the boldest) of all his symphonies. More than his other ones this symphony emphasizes the rhythm and dynamics instead of the monumental construction. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida, back since seven years, performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. In this work the woodwinds play a significant role and Mozart allows several melodies from the operas he was working on in the same time period to seep in.