27 February 2015, Jhide Hall, Kaohsiung
This concert features one of the most popular piano concertos in the repertoire, Tchaikovsky's First; a wild Cossack-ride through virtuoso territory that leaves audiences breathless in its wake. Incredibly, when Tchaikovsky first showed it to his mentor Nikolay Rubinstein, he was told that only ‘two or three pages’ were worth preserving! Meanwhile, Sibelius... read more
Friday 27 Feb 2015, 7.30pm
Kaohsiung: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius Jhide Hall, Kaohsiung
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I woke feeling remarkably refreshed, and made use of the hotel's pool before partaking of a lovely buffet breakfast. There was every food imaginable; Taiwanese noodles and dumplings, eggs and bacon, broccoli and beans, delicate pastries adorned with slices of Chinese gooseberries, cheeses and yoghurts, carrot juice and coffee. I mostly stuck to what I knew. Once sated, Richard Birchall (cello)...
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