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Adagio und Allegro The Essence of German Romanticism [Tokyo Performance]

Adagio und Allegro The Essence of German Romanticism [Tokyo Performance]


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Cast: Naoki Tsurusaki (cello), Michio Kobayashi (piano)

Naoki Tsurusaki (Vc.) & Michio Kobayashi (Pf.)

Venue: Hakuju Hall



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Schumann: Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op.70
Robert Schumann: Adagio und Allegro As-dur op.70

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821
Franz Schubert: Sonata fr Arpeggione und Klavier a-moll D821

Schumann: Fantasia Op.73
Robert Schumann: Phantasiescke op.73

Brahms: Cello Sonata in D major, Op.78 "Rain Song"
Johannes Brahms: Sonata fr Cello und Klavier D-dur op.78 "Regenlied"
(Original/Violin Sonata Op.78)


Naoki Tsurusaki, violoncello (cello)
Born in Takikawa, Hokkaido in 1953. While studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, studied at the Paris National Conservatory of Music as a French government scholarship student and graduated at the top of his class. In 2011, he left the Lyon National Opera, where he had been enrolled for over 30 years, to concentrate on his solo and composition activities. In the same year, she held six recitals at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and other venues, co-starring Katsumi Ueda, Kenji Watanabe, Ichiro Nodaira, Akiko Ebi, and others. In addition to the above four, Michio Kobayashi, Kazushi Ono, J. Gilbert (concert master of Orchester National de Lyon), J. M. Bertelli, Ph. Bernold, etc. have performed with Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, Berlioz Music Festival, Lyon. They co-starred in the opera chamber music series. In the chamber music series at the Opéra de Lyon, he performed the world premiere of Ichiro Nodaira's "Two Images". In 2004, he held a live recording concert of all of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites in Hokkaido.
In composition, he composed for the chamber music series of the Lyon Opera, "Memory of a Scenery" for piano and clarinet, "Impromptu II" for multiple instruments, and "Impromptu � for four cellos." T”, “Ephemer” for cello and piano (premiered in Tokyo in 2013, premiered in Paris in 2015), and “Ricercare �T, �U” for unaccompanied cello. He studied under Toshiyuki Suzuki, Maurice Gendron, Reine Frachaud, Paul Tortelier, and Takayuki Miki.

Michio Kobayashi, piano
Graduated from the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. After studying abroad at the Detmold College of Music in Germany, he studied extensively.After returning to Japan, he has been active in various fields such as harpsichord, piano, and chamber music conducting.In particular, his interpretation and performance of Bach, Mozart, and Schubert have been highly evaluated. Having performed with many world-famous musicians, he can be said to be one of the most experienced musicians.
In 1956, he received the Mainichi Music Award Newcomer Encouragement Award, the 1970 Torii Music Award (currently the Suntory Music Award), the Salzburg International Foundation Mozarteum Memorial Medal in 1972, and the 1979 Mobil Music Award.
Professor at Mukogawa Gakuin Women's College, Professor at Kunitachi College of Music Graduate School, Professor at Osaka University of Arts Graduate School, Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, and currently Visiting Professor at Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture.