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
During the early 20th century, in Paris, many of the greatest writers, artists, composers and thinkers came together and changed culture as we know it.
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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