5 March 2015, Kawaguchi Lilia Hall, Saitama
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!’ Beethoven was just putting the finishing touches to his Third Symphony when his hero, Napoleon, declared himself ‘emperor’... read more
Thursday 5 Mar 2015, 7.00pm
Saitama: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Brahms & Beethoven Kawaguchi Lilia Hall, Saitama
With 2013 being the Centenary year for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses his relationship with this seminal work, an...
A free day! An all-too-rare treat on tour. Some people went off to Universal Studios in Osaka to scare themselves silly on rollercoasters. I would rather eat my own head (see the blog from our previous Japan tour). Others had a nice easy day in and around the hotel trying to rid themselves of the last remnants of jetlag. Myself, Gijs Kramers (viola), Tim Gibbs and Simon Oliver (bassi) went...
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