3 March 2015, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya-shi
Brahms synthesised the sounds of a solo instrument with music on a symphonic scale in his Violin Concerto, which virtuoso Bronislav Huberman characterised memorably as ‘a concerto for violin against orchestra – and the violin wins!’ Sibelius reportedly held that his music was as 'pure cold water' as opposed to the 'manufactured cocktails'... read more
Tuesday 3 Mar 2015, 6.45pm
Nagoya-shi: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius & Brahms Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya-shi
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I don't know if it was the crazy Harry Potter lady or the jetlag, but something stopped me sleeping. I was in bed around midnight but lay awake for hours, unable to drift off. I watched a Leonard Bernstein documentary on YouTube. I read a book. I briefly considered going to the 24-hour gym. Finally, I drifted off to sleep around 5.30am.
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