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Pictures from Japan…

Few days ago the talented and renowned pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa, has returned in Italy, after a series of concerts in his homeland, the Japan.
In all the concert, he obtained a great success from the audience for his reliable and intensive executions.

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In the first concert, held in Osaka on January 22nd at Izumi Hall, he has performed with the Kansai Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sachio Fujioka, in Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini”, Op. 43.

In the second concert held in Shanghai on January 29th, 2011 at The Glamour Bar – Shanghai’s Sexiest Bar, Takahiro Yoshikawa proposed to the audience pieces by Chopin, Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major Op. 27-2 and Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroic”, and by Liszt, Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major S. 172-3 and Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514.
Moreover he performed Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit,  that will be part of his next album, entirely dedicated to the night and available from spring 2011.
For more info about the album, CD+DVD box set, please click here

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Takahiro Yoshikawa in Concert

On January 29th, 2011 at The Glamour BarShanghai’s Sexiest Bar: Takahiro Yoshikawa in concert.

The young and talented Japanese pianist will perform:

Ravel
Gaspard de la Nuit (Ondine – Le Gibet – Scarbo)

Chopin
Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major Op. 27-2
Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroic”

Liszt
Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major S. 172-3
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514

The execution of Ravel, will be accompanied by a reading of poems by Aloysius Bertrand (1807 – 1841), a French poet considered the inventor of the prose poem. In the 1842 he wrote his posthumous work: Gaspard de la Nuit, from which Maurice Ravel drew inspiration to write his triptych for piano in 1908: Gaspard de la Nuit.

Here you can find links to the Bertrand’s poems.

French (original text)

Italian version

For more info about the concert, please click here.

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