Monday, August 31, 2009

Mitsuko Uchida

Even though Mitsuko Uchida is very famous – with profiles in the New Yorker and (this summer) a title conferred by Queen Elizabeth II – I still feel puzzled that she is not MORE famous. She has done every bit as much for Schubert as Glenn Gould ever did for Bach, but the recognition has been a lot slower for Uchida and a lot more muted. It ought to be loud and continuous and universal.