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Nobuyuki Tsujii at White Nights

Nobuyiki Tsujii piano
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Valery Gergiev

The blind up-and-coming Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, an astonishing genius on his instrument, is playing for the first time ever under the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. During the White Nights Festival – dedicated to the season of midnight sun – he interprets works by the Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich, including Tchaikovsky’s famous Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s gloomy Symphony No. 14. As a bonus Nobuyuki Tsujii performs his own elegy for the victims of the tsunami in 2011, a stirring and moving piece dedicated to his home country Japan. Nobuyuki Tsujii piano, Olga Sergeyeva soprano, Yuri Vorobiev bass, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conductor. Live recording from the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, 8 July 2012. Not available in Japan.

Repertoire

Pyotr Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12
Nobuyuki Tsujii Elegy for the Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011
Pyotr Tchaikovsky November from The Seasons, Op. 37a
Dmitri Shostakovich Symophony No. 14, Op. 135

Facts DVD Blu-ray

Item number
2059358
UPC number
880242593580
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release
Total running time
102 mins
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1
Recording
2012