6 March 2015, Suntory Hall, Tokyo
Tonight 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! In the second half... read more
Friday 6 Mar 2015, 7.00pm
Tokyo: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Tchaikovsky & Stravinsky Suntory Hall, Tokyo
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 wish I could tell you I did something tremendously exciting with my last few hours in Osaka, but I can't. I lay in bed, aching slightly after the previous day's cycling exertions, and ate an orange and a banana. It's quite tricky eating lying down, I don't know how the Romans managed it all the time. I read a couple of Roald Dahl's superb short stories. Eventually I got up...
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