Yu Kosuge: Remarkable Debut
Yu Kosuge’s debut of the Mozart Piano Concertos KV 271 and 467 with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester under Lawrence Foster was the July 14th „CD of the day“ on hr2. Her beautiful tone and symphonic approach to the piano concertos has primarily led her to be compared to Alfred Brendel and Christian Zacharias. There is no doubt that Yu Kosuge possesses the musical skills needed to play the concertos in a brilliant fashion. Her performance of the Jeunehomme Concert’s slow movement however, illustrates the fact that she also possesses musical insight and maturity. […] For the first time, 23-year-old Yu Kosuge performs with an orchestra, making for a remarkable debut.
Mozart Piano Concertos KV 271 and 467
Yu Kosuge (Piano); NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Lawrence Foster
SONY BMG CD 82876810552