A selection of top performances by NHK Symphony Orchestra with world-class conductors to mark the end of the unprecedented 2020 and ring in the New Year.
As Part 1 of the Masterpieces Performed by NHK Symphony Orchestra III, we bring you the musical excerpts from the masterpiece "The Sleeping Beauty," a ballet by Tchaikovsky. The conductor is Alexander Vedernikov, the great Russian maestro and the maestro himself chose the excerpts. The NHK Symphony Orchestra leads Japan's classical music world and it held its first concert in 1927 and has since performed regularly for over 90 years. It continues its excellent performance to this day. Please enjoy the wonderful synergy of the orchestra and the maestro, together with the pre-performance talk by music critic Katayama Morihide and presenter Yamamoto Miki.
*Alexander Vedernikov passed away on October 29, 2020. We extend our heartfelt condolences.