Yoshie Kaminaga: piano
THE FEELING OF PRESENCE OF ORPHÉE CONCERT
The glittering Maskerade is a work of Shuhei ISOBE (1949), a clarinetist of Orphée. He has hinted the inspiration from famous Mozart's "Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann". He uses the homonym of Japanese characters and exchanges suite for Maskerade (both pronounced "hensókyoku"). The composition starts in an illusive mood. When performed for the first time the performance directly started out from tuning up. Each title suggests the Maskerade, and is joyfully transformed from ideas of eleven great composers he likes: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Bartók, Prokofiev, Schönberg, FranÇaix, Britten. A smile should be characteristic when listening to the work.
The basic idea of ORPHÉE is a true performance of a composition. But how to cope with the difference between original and arranged music? Imagine sixty members of an orchestra playing with a fully freed imagination. What a monumental performance it must come out but this happens only very rarely. On the other hand with only six players this happens very often. And it can compete with an orchestra in true touch of the idea, of the content of the work. And that is the reason why Orphée chose sextet configuration - in order to get closer to the content of compositions.
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