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Guide to Classical Music in Tokyo

© David Karlin
© David Karlin
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TokyoDukas, Zandonai, Rimsky-Korsakov

Dukas, Zandonai, Rimsky-Korsakov
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrea Battistoni

TokyoSuntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert

Lucie Žáková, Organ

TokyoDukas, Zandonai, Rimsky-Korsakov

Dukas, Zandonai, Rimsky-Korsakov
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrea Battistoni

TokyoXavier de Maistre

Lyadov, Glière, Berlioz
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Tugan Sokhiev; Xavier de Maistre; Ryo Sasaki

TokyoTannhäuser

Tannhäuser
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Asher Fisch; Hans-Peter Lehmann; New National Theatre; Olaf Zombeck; Liene Kinča; Alexandra Petersamer; Torsten Kerl
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Aoi Trio makes a celebrated return to Suntory Hall’s Blue Rose

Aoi Trio © Suntory Hall
Fresh from victory in the ARD Competition's Piano Trio category, the Aoi Trio returned to Tokyo's Suntory Hall for a celebratory recital. 

Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

If you like your Schumann symphonies the old fashioned way with lush, sonorous strings and heroic horns and brass, then Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden are for you.
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Legendary Chung siblings give breathtaking Brahms in Tokyo

Kyung Wha Chung © ICA Artists | Kang Taewook
Kyung Wha Chung exceeds her already-legendary reputation, assisted by her brother, Myung-whun Chung, and the Tokyo Philharmonic. 
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The Casals in Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries too far?

Cuarteto Casals © Suntory Hall
Cuerteto Casals delivers audience the gems of Beethoven String Quartets at their full potential at Suntory Hall Blue Rose Hall. 
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A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
Intergenerational ensemble-making was the key feature of the opening concert of Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Garden festival, produced by eminent cellist and the hall's President Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
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