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nowmedical wrote:Solely on Blair and Martin's recommendation I've booked two tickets, fourth row
Blue is a bit quiet on this??
Hiromi is immensely talented, but I don't feel the urge to see her.
Now if it had been Burt.......
'blue'' (from the "frozen North")
What is it about Oriental female pianists? If the Japanese Hiromi is the most exciting pianist in jazz at the moment then the Chinese Yuja Wang is probably the equivalent in the classical music world. I saw Yuja Wang give a stunning solo recital at London's Barbican Hall last year which included no less than seven encores, including this tour-de-force.
I saw Yuja Wang at the BBC Proms last year and she seemed to revel in having the audience literally a few feet away. She can play the lighter repertoire very convincingly but seems to come in to her own with the more percussive and technically demanding pieces, Prokofiev being an obvious favourite composer of hers:
I think it's a real shame Hiromi isn't playing London or anywhere else in the 'sultry south' for that matter as Manchester is just too far to travel and return on the same night for us poor wretches that like to be able to relax and have a few drinks. Still, the more I watch videos like this the more I'll feel inclined to book a hotel.
At the moment I don't think I'll be making the trek up to Manchester, although that could change nearer the time. However, there's certainly more chance of me going to that gig than to see Bacharach's overpriced shows with Joss Stone at the now ghastly Eventim Apollo in July.
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