Susan Tomes in Umeda - October, 2000

from Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000, page 89:

In the evening, I attend a 'twilight concert' in the Hilton Plaza, a vast gleaming atrium with marble floors, glass and steel walls with cylindrical lifts whizzing up and down in them. In the midst of all this space-age chic, two Japanese girls dressed like 1930s film stars are playing duets on a Steinway grand piano. Their ballgowns are sugar pink and lime green, with lots of sticking-out petticoats. They play Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite and Fauré's Dolly Suite, and one of them also plays solo Debussy. Once again I'm struck by how Japanese pianists manage to make Western music sound Japanese. …   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 89. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Umeda


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Dolly Suite op. 56
written by Fauré
Dolly Suite op. 56
written by Fauré

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 2000
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The Hilton Plaza is a shopping mall in the Umeda district of Osaka.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:35:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:14:09 +0100