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2 November 2015

The 797th Subscription Concert program B, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Japan

ONO Kazushi, Conductor
Vadim REPIN, Violin
Ilse EERENS, Susanne ELMARK, Sopranos *

Ravel: Rhapsodie espagnole
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.63
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Hosokawa: Nach dem Sturm – for 2 sopranos and orchestra (2015)* (commissioned by TMSO, World Premiere)
Debussy: La Mer – Trois esquisses symphoniques

 
The Violine Concerto was like a Repin's solo recital. He had tried to communicate to the orchestra, but they had not answered compellations. The violin solo was very passionate and powerful but the orchestra part was fragile.

The new "Nach dem Sturm" composed by Hosokawa was the world premiere. Shamanismic motif like the wind sound or dedication bell sound were impressive. The motif or harmony was Japonism and the Sturm was very short and powerful like Typhoon. The original poem means malaise with the endless storm. The song was like the Shinto prayer and difficult to listen as German poem.
 
"La Mer" had disappointed me as Sento bath tub with kidding children. The first several motif, the sunrise scene described on the score, they had not been able to show any sea or ocean scenes. The image extension was very narrow. ‎They can express just the bath tub and Mt. Fuji wall paper in Sento (public bath in Japan), even though they had huge territory and diversity of the ocean. The technique and harmony were nice but the first motif was critical.

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