Nobuyuki Tsujii & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in U.S. 2016
Nobuyuki Tsujii & the Orpheus -- 2016 Japan tour news, comments and photos
on Minnesota Public Radio.
Nobu & the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival.
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3
Winona Middle School Auditorium
Image source: sheppardsoftware
Nobu & the Orpheus at Suntory Hall, 6/15
♪ June 25 The sky has not yet fallen. There will always be BEETHOVEN.
Nobu's Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 performance will be re-broadcast on BS-NTV June 25th 7：00～8：00 Japan time BS日テレ（再放送）
Nobu's Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Saturday June 25th, 7:30 PM (USA Central time) on Minnesota Public Radio.
Nobu's Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" at Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, New York, June 28th, 7:30 PM (USA Eastern time) on New York's WQXR Peanut Cartoons
♪ June 24
Posting on Facebook page of Minnesota Beethaven Festival -- The weather forecast there calls for rain and 32°C (90°F!)
I believe this is the first time that Nobu's name is mentioned by New York Times' classical music chief reviewer Anthony Tommasini:
On Tuesday at 7:30 pm, tune in to hear an all-Beethoven concert by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and pianist Nobuyki Tsujii broadcast live from Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell. WQXR's Annie Bergen hosts the concert, part of the 111th season of free performances at the bandshell.
The program opens with the Coriolan Overture, which is in the same key and invokes a similar expressiveness as Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, composed one year later. The Fifth Symphony closes the program. In between, you'll hear Tsujii, the joint winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as soloist in the Emperor Concerto. Tsujii has overcome his blindness to perform at the world's leading venues, including Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London and Vienna's Musikverein.
Founded in 1972, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is known for performing without a conductor. Instead, it rotates musical leadership roles for each work and strives to perform diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. In addition to its annual series at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus tours nationally and internationally.
Listen to the interview with and performance by Tsujii from his 2014 appearance at The Greene Space: ..
Tweeted by Naumburg Concerts @Naumburgconcert
Let's hope it doesn't rain and, do bring insect repellents, Tsujii-san!
♪ June 23
It seems that Mr. K was at the June 16 Suntory Hall concert, but he also wrote about a current music magazine issue that has articles about Valery Gergiev and Nobu. Here is my rough translation of his post.
Tsujii-kun & Gergiev
I have been working overtime, but last week I was also invited to a Suntory peroformance of Nobuyuki Tsujii and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and I had to leave work for it. That was because this time he was adding a new Beethoven concerto to his repertoire. I have a strong fondness for Beethoven and just had to go to listen. The Suntory concert was delightful and seemed a great success.
By chance one morning last week I wanted to bring to work at the music college a book that has been written about half of the lifetime of Mr. (Valery) Gergiev, and the book was placed beside the next issue (July issue) of the 'Buraabo' (a Japanese music magazine). So I opened the issue because it was about Mr. Gergiev (LOL).
Then, when I opened the first page, there is a big publicity page about the concerto concert of Nobuyuki Tsujii in October. Thus, the magazine gives notice this month to these two people who have been active in the center of the Japanese music world....
The Cliburn Foundation is currently holding an international competition for amateurs. On their webcast today, there was an interview (in English) of a contestant, Mari Yoshihara, a professor at the University of Hawaii who wrote a book about the 2009 Professional Competition (co-won by Nobu). In this video, she is interviewed starting at 2:29, and at 3:31 Nobu is directly mentioned.
Marubeni Group corporate image video, second installment, by Studio Ghibli for the
wildlife anime "Entanglement"
music composed & performed by Nobuyuki Tsujii
［ 辻井伸行 ］
😄 Nobuyuki Tsujii -- UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! <= What does it mean? My thoughts here.
Nobu is now officially represented worldwide (except in Japan) by the well respected management firm 'HarrisonParrott'. Let's hope this will spell great things for our Nobu: MORE LONDON PERFORMANCES PLEASE!!
Here is the announcement => http://www.harrisonparrott.com/news/pianist-nobuyuki-tsujii-signs-harrisonparrott
HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu) to its roster for worldwide general management excluding Japan.! ...
Here it is, a radically different cover photo for Nobu's new CD, coming out on July 20 -- https://t.co/3yXsXX4AGK
Liszt: Piano Sonata / Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
2016/07/20 発売 Release
辻井伸行のベルリン・セッション録音最新盤は、「プレミアム・リサイタル」シリーズでとりあげ、国内外で喝采を博した超本格派の2作品。ピアノ・ソナタ ロ短調は、"ピアノの神"リストの唯一のソナタで、技巧的にも音楽的にもきわめて複雑・高度にして深遠なもの。夜のガスパールは、ラヴェルが「歴史上最も 難しいピアノ曲を書こう」と意気込んで作曲したもの。いずれも、技術面のみならず音楽表現力においてピアニストの実力が最高度に求められる。辻井伸行が世 界で高く評価されるゆえんが、ここに明らかになります。
Nobuyuki Tsujii's Berlin session recording of recent works performed in his "premium Recital" series, two classical standards that have gained acclaims at home and abroad. Piano Sonata in B minor is the only sonata of Franz Liszt, the "God of the piano," profoundly artful and musically highly complex. "Gaspard of the night" was composed by Maurice Ravel, who wrote excitedly, "I want to write the most difficult piano music in history." Both works require the pianist with the highest degree in musical expressive power, and not just technical proficiency. Here it becomes clear why Nobuyuki Tsujii is highly regarded in the world.
The NTV broadcast of Nobu's Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 performance took place after midnight.
Most people probably taped the show for viewing later. But there is also a re-broadcast on the 25th 6月25日（土）朝7：00～8：00 BS日テレ（再放送）
lots of comments =>Nobuyuki Tsujii BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 -- NTV broadcast
I worked up a translation of it, which can be read here, if you like =>Nobuyuki Tsujii BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 -- NTV broadcast