Listened to Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra the 605th Subscription Concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
The maestro was Sebastian Wiegle, the principal conductor. The concert repertoire was three German modern pieces which are not famous.
Concerto funebre by Hartmann in the first half was soloed by Tatsuki Narita, violin. He sometimes produced the sounds like sobs. It was like he was possessed by something. Impressive!
Symphony Mathis der Maler by Hindemith was performed in the second half. The orchestra rang beautifully all the time from mellow sounds to majestic tutti. The brilliant and sweet tones of Mr Tsujimoto, the principal trumpeter, kept attracting my ears.
The performance was so magnificent that thunderous applause from the audience didn’t stop until Maestro Wiegle appeared again after the orchestra dismissed.