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Guide to Classical Music in Tokyo

© David Karlin
© David Karlin
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Art and classical music in Tokyo

Tokyo's array of culture is so extensive and diverse that it can bewilder a first time visitor. Here's our guide to how to start enjoying one of the world's great artistic cities.
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Guide to the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

To find upcoming performances of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo as well as recent reviews and our latest interview with Paavo Järvi, check out their homepage here.
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Meeting in Harmony: Suntory Hall

The spirit of Herbert von Karajan lives on in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, built in the quest for “the world's most beautiful sound”. In the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the hall is aiming to appeal to an increasingly global audience.
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Guide to Suntory Hall

To find upcoming performances at Suntory Hall as well as recent reviews and youtube video messages by various artists, check out their homepage here.
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Japan: Q & A with Aimi Kobayashi & Atsushi Ishikawa

To get a little understanding about Japan and its relationship with western classical music we spoke to Aimi Kobayashi (pianist) and (Atsushi Ishikawa) musicologist.
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TokyoNHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

Respighi
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Jesús López-Cobos; Albena Danailova

TokyoSuntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert

TokyoJapan Philharmonic Orchestra

Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen

TokyoYukio Yokoyama Piano Recital

Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt
Yukio Yokoyama, Piano

TokyoElgar, Paganini

Elgar, Paganini
Tokyo New City Orchestra; Gianluca Marcianò; Sergei Krilov
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An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo

New National Theatre Tokyo hosts a stylish and humorous Il barbiere di Siviglia. 
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Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

A sensational young Japanese violinist and a sensational, little-known Fifth Symphony brought high approval ratings from the audience at a Japan Philharmonic, all-Russian concert last Friday.
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Surprises from Tokyo’s “newspaper” orchestra

One of Japan’s leading orchestras, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, turned in performances of two warhorses as different as night and day: Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, curiously understated, and Brahms' Fourth Symphony, surging with power and passion.
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Thielemann fails to scale the Alpine Symphony's peaks

Pianist Kit Armstrong proved that prodigious talent and good taste can be found in the same artist, while Christian Thielemann disappoints in Strauss’ blockbusting Alpine Symphony.
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San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

  The San Francisco Symphony wound up its Asian tour in Tokyo with a program (Sheng, Shostakovich, Mahler) and soloist (pianist Yuja Wang) well calculated to generate strong audience response.
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