MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

A Concerto Première Takes Wing in Seattle

Tomoko Mukaiyama; photo by Takashi Kawashima

Tomoko Mukaiyama; photo by Takashi Kawashima

My latest concert review is now live on Bachtrack:

The music of Alexander Raskatov remains relatively little known in the United States. Smart concert programmers, though, should take note of the effectiveness of his new Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, “Night Butterflies”, as demonstrated in this performance by Tomoko Mukaiyama and the Seattle Symphony. With these concerts, Ludovic Morlot gave the work a persuasive American premiere, fully alert to the score’s psychological fascination. The SSO co-commissioned Night Butterflies with Het Residentie Orkest Den Haag, which presented the world première in the Netherlands last May.

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  1. Judith Cohen says:

    What a great review ! I really want to get to Kobe his work. You have earned great karma! ( maybe you will reincarnate as an eminent Russian) Judith

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