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Reflections on Debussy

 21 April 2012 at 7.30 pm 

Reflections on Debussy

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

Juanjo Mena conductor
Noriko Ogawa piano

Debussy's La mer is one of the most gorgeous seascapes ever painted by an orchestra. As Juanjo Mena
approaches the finale of our anniversary tribute to Debussy, we celebrate with a whole concert devoted to the
musical life aquatic.
Antonin Dvorak re-tells a sinister Czech fairytale in irresistibly tuneful style. Benjamin Britten’s foam-lashed musical
portrait of the North Sea captures the human drama of a Suffolk fishing community. And the exquisite riverrun by
the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu is a dream-like piano concerto, inspired by both James Joyce and Debussy
himself, and played tonight by the wonderful Noriko Ogawa.
Post-concert 'le chat noir': nostalgic popular melodies from Japan and chansons by Toru Takemitsu performed by
soprano, Yumiko Samejima and Noriko Ogawa.

Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes
Antonin Dvorak : Water Sprites
Toru Takemitsu : riverrun
Claude Debussy : La Mer

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