Mitsuko Uchida

This week, Sue Lawley's desert island castaway is the pianist Mitsuko Uchida. She was born in Japan, but, when she was 12, her family moved to Vienna, where she fully immersed herself in the music that she has now become famous for playing - Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and in particular, Mozart. Her aim is to be always faithful to the composer whose work she is trying to interpret.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Cello Suite No 1 in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: A title, in Russian and English, by Leo Tolstoy
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 May 1996 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestMitsuko Uchida

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