Piano Concerto (1988)

In Program Notes on May 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

A novel inspired me to compose this concerto, Shūsaku Endō’s “Shiroi Hito” [White Men].
The hero of the novel, although a French man, joins the Gestapo. He tortures a former seminarian whom he had confronted in the past, driving him to suicide.
This work is a complete rewrite of a piece I wrote in 1986, originally to complete my degree at the Superior School of the University of the Arts of Tokyo. It won 1st prize in The 57th Music Competition of Japan.
This concerto was performed by pianist Sumiko Hioki with the New Japan Philharmonic, and conducted by Hikotaro Yazaki at the Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall on October 12, 1988.

The excerpt from the performance [14:46] mp3 Just a moment


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