December 13, 2018
"It is certainly a very important work, and one that influenced Mahler" - Paavo Järvi tells us why Hans Rott's Symphony No.1, which he will conduct in Program A of the February 2019 subscription series, is so attractive.
November 15, 2018
The challenge for a conductor is to draw the best out of the orchestra. Tugan Sokhiev talks about his enthusiasm for the January 2019 Programs A and B that he will be conducting.
September 27, 2018
Maestro Marek Janowski, a leading authority of German classical music, describes his expectations for the Beethoven 9th Symphony that he will present with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, saying that the orchestra will undoubtedly achieve a remarkable artistic result.
August 1, 2018
I am "just thankful that this music exists", says Maestro Blomstedt, while talking about how wonderful Bruckner Symphony No.9 is, which he will conduct in the October 2018 subscription A series.
March 1, 2018
Mo. Blomstedt talks about the charm of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4, which he will take up in Program C of the April 2018 subscription concert with Maria João Pires, one of the world's most renowned pianists.
February 15, 2018
Mo. Blomstedt interprets the innovativeness of a Swedish composer Berwald's Symphony No.3, which he will take up in Program A of the April 2018 subscription concert.
December 1, 2017
Paavo Järvi uncovers the mysterious charm of "Song of the Night", Mahler's Symphony No.7, which he has selected for Program A of the February 2018 subscription series.
November 2, 2017
Charles Dutoit discusses the works of Ravel and Stravinsky that he will conduct in the December 2017 subscription concerts, and shares some memories of his mentor Ernest Ansermet.
September 1, 2017
Marek Janowski talks about the focal point of his all-German Program A for the November 2017 subscription series and gives his thoughts on his collaboration with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
August 4, 2017
Tugan Sokhiev talks about Programs B and C of the November 2017 subscription series which feature Prokofiev's works, including Ivan the Terrible.
July 21, 2017
Paavo Järvi explains what is attractive about Program C of the September 2017 subscription series which sheds light on Russian masterpieces which are not well known to Japanese audiences.
June 19, 2017
Maestro Paavo Järvi talks about his September 2017 Don Giovanni (concert style).
December 26, 2016
Mo. Paavo Järvi talks about his affection for works of Estonia, his motherland, and of Sibelius in the February Subscription programs.
December 26, 2016
Mo.Paavo Järvi talks about the focal point of the February Special Concert program including Mahler's "Tragisch". The second half of the video footage features a conversation with Ms. Maki Takemitsu, daughter of Toru Takemitsu.
November 4, 2016
Maestro López-Cobos talks about his January 2017 all-Respighi program, as well as his memories of Mrs. Respighi.
October 18, 2016
Maestro Dutoit describes what is attractive about the December subscription programs, which include a 90th Anniversary Concert performance of Carmen.
October 6, 2016
Maestro Paavo Järvi talks about what he finds fascinating about the NHK Symphony Orchestra with reference to the upcoming European tour that he will be leading for the first time since becoming Chief Conductor. The second half of this footage is his talk with Ms. Maki Takemitsu, daughter of Toru Takemitsu.
October 3, 2016
What did Beethoven, in pursuit of life’s happiness, hope to convey through his music? Maestro Herbert Blomstedt explains why Beethoven's 9th Symphony is so captivating.
September 1, 2016
Mo. Sokhiev talks about the charm of Program B and his collaboration of Ms. Leonskaja (piano) of the October 2016 subscription series.
July 14, 2016
Paavo Järvi talks about what fascinates him about the variety of programs of the September 2016 subscription series, including works of Bruckner and Takemitsu.
July 1, 2016
Paavo Järvi, conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra's 90th Anniversary Special Concert, talks about Mahler's 3rd Symphony and "Symphonie der Tausend."
June 1, 2016
Maestro Ashkenazy, Conductor Laureate who conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra after a two-year absence, explains the focal points of the June subscription series.
December 25, 2015
Paavo Järvi talks about works by Mahler, Bruckner, Nielsen and R. Strauss of his subscription series programs in February 2016.
December 1, 2015
Tugan Sokhiev says the expressiveness of the NHKSO musicians is very special when talking about his enthusiasm for the January 2016 subscription programs he will conduct.
November 26, 2015
As Chief Conductor of the NHKSO, Paavo Järvi talks about his expectations for the Beethoven 9th concerts he will conduct.
November 2, 2015
Charles Dutoit talks about what is fascinating about the December 2015 subscription programs including “Salome”, an opera Richard Strauss wrote at the height of his career.
October 1, 2015
Neville Marriner talks about the November subscription programs he will conduct, along with his memories of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini.
September 1, 2015
Conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev talks about the Russian works he will conduct in the November 2015 Subscription concerts.
August 3, 2015
Herbert Blomstedt who, will conduct the September 2015 subscription series, talks about what is magnificent about the works of Beethoven.
June 30, 2015
Paavo Järvi talks about the October 2015 subscription series, the first concert series he will conduct after assuming the position of Chief Conductor.
February 2, 2015
Maestro Poga, who will make his subscription series concert debut with the NHKSO in June 2015, discusses his program.
December 26, 2014
Maestro Paavo Järvi, who is to assume the position of Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from the coming season, talks about his enthusiasm for the subscription series he will conduct in February 2015.
December 1, 2014
"I like it very much - I am sure you will come across such a piece." Maestro Noseda talks about the charm of the 2015 January subscription series he will conduct.
November 4, 2014
Charles Dutoit talks about the beauty and charm of "Pelléas et Mélisande," the culmination of Debussy's illustrious career, which he conducts in the December 2014 subscription concert.
September 1, 2014
Roger Norrington talks about his thoughts on the Beethoven Series which will be completed in October 2014.
August 6, 2014
Leonard Slatkin, a huge fan of Ravel's works, introduces the focal point of the November 2014 subscription concerts that he will be conducting.
July 1, 2014
Herbert Blomstedt will conduct the September 2014 subscription series. He talks about Mozart and Tchaikovsky, who greatly admired Mozart.
November 15, 2013
Maestro Paavo Järvi, who is currently in Japan, talks about his assuming the position of Chief Conductor of the NHKSO in September 2015.
June 19, 2015
Pianist Alice Sara Ott, who will perform in Tokyo as well as in Tohoku and Hokkaido this coming August, will talk about the work she will be performing.
April 1, 2015
Radek Baborák, who appears in the June 2015 Subscription Concerts, talks about the two horn concertos he will perform as soloist.
December 28, 2018
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