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Performer: Noriko Ogawa

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LondonEnglish Symphony Orchestra

© Satoru Mitsuta
Martinů, Mozart, Kaprálová, Dvořák
English Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Woods; Noriko Ogawa

GuildfordEuropean Union Chamber Orchestra

Elgar, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky
European Union Chamber Orchestra; Hans-Peter Hofmann; Noriko Ogawa

ManchesterPeter Donohoe & Noriko Ogawa

Debussy, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky
Peter Donohoe; Noriko Ogawa
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Tasty morsels from Fabien Gabels and BBCSO

Noriko Ogawa © Satoru Mitsuta
In a programme of mostly tasty morsels, Fabien Gabel and the BBCSO found a freshness and rhythmic vitality that made for a most enjoyable evening.
****1
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Quartet of pianists go into bat for Ravel and Rachmaninov

Kathryn Lund © Nikolaj Lund
Andrew Gourlay conducts the BBC Philharmonic in piano concertos by Ravel and Rachmaninov, with Noriko Ogawa, Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott and Martin Roscoe taking turns at the keyboard.
****1
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Prom 24: The BBC Concert Orchestra in an an evening of British light music

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in Prom 24  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
There was a noticeable difference in the audience who had come to this Prom from those who had attended the rather more serious Proms in the preceding week: colourful clothing. Gone were the sombre suits; in came casual summer dress in every imaginable colour under the sun.
***11
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Sublime Mahler and Penderecki: The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bristol

Jacek Kaspszyk  ©  Sophie Wright
What a concert – the programme and the musicans were sublime. This time, Colston Hall got it spot on with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Seeing all of the credits for the orchestra in the back of the programme prepared me for a big and bold sound that was just short of 100 musicians. Each and every one of them contributed to a fantastic sound under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk.
*****
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Fleet fingers and sound showers: Noriko Ogawa at the Wigmore Hall

Noriko Ogawa  ©  Satoru Mitsuta
It was fitting that critically acclaimed Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa should open her Wigmore Hall lunchtime concert with a work by one of her countrymen: Rain Tree Sketch II by Toru Takemitsu.
*****
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