Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall

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Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall


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30th July 2012




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Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, November 10, 2011


Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'


Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Foster, S:

I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

arr. Tsujii


Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera


Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)


Improvisation and Fugue


Elegy for the Victims of the Earthquake and the Tsunami of March 11, 2011

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On November 10, 2011, Nobuyuki Tsujii, the blind pianist from Japan who was the winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal in 2009 appeared on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

His dream had come true. Arguably the most important event in the career of any performer, for “Nobu” it was a miracle. With his brilliant technique and beautiful tone, he contrasts familiar warhorses with newer pieces, including one of his own compositions, written in memory of the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Nobu brought the usually reserved Carnegie Hall audience to its feet.

Interviewed after Nobuyuki Tsujii’s recital, Van Cliburn observed: ‘What a thrill to hear this brilliant, very gifted, fabulous pianist. You feel God’s presence in the room when he plays. His soul is so pure, his music is so wonderful and it goes to infinity, to the highest heaven.’

Picture format: NTSC 16:9

Sound formats: PCM Stereo, HD Master Audio

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 97 mins

BBC Music Magazine

November 2012


“An extraordinary gift and phenomenal effort have taken Tsuji's skills a long way, but there are higher levels of interpretation to reach.”

Gramophone Magazine

November 2012

“he is simply a stunningly gifted pianist. Still, one cannot withhold a sense of wonder while watching him play. How on earth, you ask, does he do it?...don't stop watching after the final [encore]. Something happens that will have you reaching for the tissues. I won't spoil it. You'll have to experience this extraordinary recital for yourself.”

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