Concert of Russian and Japanese musicians in honor of Rachmaninov held in Tokyo
TOKYO, January 27 – RIA Novosti, by Ksenia Naka. The concert, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Sergei Rachmaninov, featuring Russian and Japanese musicians, took place in Tokyo, its organizers and participants told RIA Novosti.
“It is natural that Russian classical music is a priority for us. It is also natural that on Rachmaninov’s anniversary this is a concert dedicated to him. His music coincides with his life and the spirit of the period in which he lived. How to make Classical music of our time can pass such an anniversary! Therefore, now and exactly Rachmaninov, “says pianist Yulia Lev, a participant and ideological inspirer of the Musical Kaleidoscope project.
There are no bans on Russian music or culture in Japan, but Russian classical music has become much less common in subscription programs for this year.
“First of all, for ourselves – we missed Rachmaninov very much. Secondly, from the spirit of contradiction and when it has become very small at the moment. Thirdly, the audience asked us for such a concert more than once or twice. It is important for us, important for creativity,” he explained. mezzo-soprano Valentina Panchenko.
Pianist Natalya Vetrova, cellist Rina Okada and narrator Takako Hiraoka also attended the concert.
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