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LOCAL PERSPECTIVES AROUND ASIA
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OkayamaIceland Symphony Tours, Japan

Sigurbjörnsson, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Nobuyuki Tsujii

TokyoRespighi, Haydn, Rachmaninov

Respighi, Haydn, Rachmaninov
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Gianandrea Noseda; Narek Hakhnazaryan

Hamamatsu CityThe 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition - Second Stage

Contestants of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, Piano

Hong KongFestival Opening

Valen, Dvořák, Piazzolla
The Trondheim Soloists; Emilia Amper; Trey Lee; Unknown

OsakaThe 230th Subscription Concert

The 230th Subscription Concert
Kilar, Kapustin, Rimsky-Korsakov
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Norichika Iimori; Masahiro Kawakami

TokyoIceland Symphony Tours, Japan

Sigurbjörnsson, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Nobuyuki Tsujii
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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.
***11
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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. 
****1
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Energetic Rachmaninov under Jaap van Zweden

Jaap van Zweden © Wong Kin Chung
The Hong Kong Philharmonic opens its 45th season with Mozart, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov. 
****1
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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.
****1
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Unsuk Chin presides over Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

Yoichi Sugiyama and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra © Michiharu Okubo | Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foudation
Asian themes were felt in some of the works selected for the final of this composition award.
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