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 3 of the Masterpieces Performed by NHK Symphony Orchestra III, we present Ein Heldenleben sym. poem op.40, by Richard Strauss that can be considered as a musical autobiography of the composer. The conductor is Paavo Jarvi, the chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra. 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. Jarvi's approach to the music is fully understood and responded by the orchestra's high level performance and you will enjoy the music with the strong storyline and a lively tempo like a drama. Music critic Katayama Morihide and presenter Yamamoto Miki will host the performance with the opening talk.