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In the first of two programmes, pianist Noriko Ogawa explores a wealth of musical connections to Japan, including music by Debussy, Bach and Takemitsu.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 118 BWV.118 (O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht)

    Director: Masaaki Suzuki. Choir: Japan Bach Collegium.
    • BIS : SACD1841.
    • BIS.
    • 23.
  • Gustav Holst

    Japanese suite Op.33

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS : CHSA5086.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Lucienne Boyer

    Parlez-Moi D'Amour

    • NAXOS : 8120558.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3 symphonic sketches for orchestra

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 4390082.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Philip Glass

    Quartet no. 3 (Mishima) for strings : Blood oath; Mishima/Closing

    Ensemble: Smith Quartet.
    • SIGNUM SIGCD117.
    • Signum.
    • 5.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - opera : Act 2; Humming chorus

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Orchestra: Chorus of La Scala, Milan.
    • EMI : 5562982.
    • EMI.
    • 10.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 36 in C major K.425 (Linz)

    Orchestra: NHK Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Otmar Suitner.
    • DENON : C377051.
    • Denon.
    • 4.
  • Ede Poldini

    2 Etudes Op.27 for piano: no.2; Etude japonaise

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
    • BIS : CD1045BIS.
    • BIS.
    • 17.
  • Rentaro Taki

    2 Pieces for piano

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
    • BIS : CD854.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    The Age of birds for orchestra: Sun

    Conductor: Sachio Fujioka. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN10202.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Requiem for strings [1957]

    Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi. Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
    • DENON : CO79441.
    • Denon.
    • 1.
  • Ede Poldini

    2 Etudes Op.27 for piano: no.2; Etude japonaise

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa

    • BIS CD1045BIS.
  • Gustav Holst

    Japanese suite Op.33

    Conductor: Andrew Davis Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS CHSA5086.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 36 in C major K.425 (Linz)

    Conductor: Otmar Suitner Performer: Nhk Symphony Orchestra

    • DENON C377051.
  • Jean Lenoir

    Parlez-moi d'amour

    Performer: Lucienne Boyer

    • NAXOS 8120558.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Requiem for strings [1957]

    Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi Performer: Tokyo Metropolitan SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    • DENON CO79441.
  • Rentaro Taki

    2 Pieces for piano

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa

    • BIS CD854.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3 symphonic sketches for orchestra

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4390082.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 118 BWV.118 (O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht)

    Performer: Masaaki Suzuki Performer: Japan Bach Collegium

    • BIS.
    • BIS SACD1841.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    The Age of birds for orchestra: Sun

    Conductor: Sachio Fujioka Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS CHAN10202.
  • Philip Glass

    Quartet no. 3 (Mishima) for strings [after music for the film]: Blood oath; Quartet no. 3

    Performer: Smith Quartet

    • SIGNUM SIGCD117.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - opera vers. "standard" in 3 acts [Paris, 1906]: Act 2; Humming chorus

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan Performer: La Scala Chorus Performer: La Scala Orchestra

    • EMI 5562982.
  • Ede Poldini

    2 Etudes Op.27 for piano: no.2; Etude japonaise

  • Gustav Holst

    Japanese suite Op.33

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Parlez-moi d'amour

  • Jean Lenoir

    Parlez-moi d'amour

  • Toru Takemitsu

    Requiem for strings [1957]

  • Rentaro Taki

    2 Pieces for piano

  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3 symphonic sketches for orchestra

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 118 BWV.118 (O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht)

  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    The Age of birds for orchestra: Sun

  • Philip Glass

    Quartet no. 3 (Mishima) for strings: Blood oath; Mishima / Closing

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madame Butterfly - opera: Act 2; Humming chorus

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