Sample Programmes

SOLO PIANO

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Sample concerts, Bach, Counterpoint and Takemitsu

These two programmes explores space and movement in contemporary Japanese music juxtaposed with that of the counterpoint in Bach’s keyboards works, with reference to Stravinsky’s connection to both composers. Recitals includes:

I.

  • Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch II

  • Bach – Partita No.6 Em

  • Takemitsu – Piano Pieces for Children

  • Stravinsky – Sonata for Piano

  • Takemitsu – Litany

  • Bach – English Suite No. 2 in a minor

 II.

  • Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch I

  • Takemitsu, Piano pieces for children

  • Takemitsu, Rain tree sketch II

  • Bach Goldberg Variations

 

Sample concert, Dances from the Street

This programme includes dance music inspired by folk and ethnic music traditions around Europe from the East to West, including Bartók, Chopin and Ravel. Recital includes:

  • Chopin – Mazurkas (Suite of 5),

  • Debussy – Mazurka

  • Bartók – Dance Suite

  • Stravinsky – Piano Rag

  • Stravinsky –  Tango

  • Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin,

 

Other Programmes

Reiko has a large repertoire, and can tailor performances as necessary from a wide choice of composers and styles.

PIANO TRIO

(with Ofer Falk of the Allegri String Quartet)

Ofer Falk

Reiko performs several Trios with this ensemble, two sample concerts of which are below:

Sample Concert 1

·         Mozart – Piano Trio in C Major

·         Togawa – Afar  (piano solo)

·         Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A Minor

 

Sample concert 2

·         Beethoven – Piano sonata in D

·         Brahms  – Violin Sonata in A Major

·         Bach – Solo Partita (solo violin)

·         Brahms – Piano Trio No 2 in C

 

WIND QUINTET

Wind quintet

A rare treat for audiences, this ensemble sees Reiko in concert with the brilliant principal Wind Principals of the London Orchestras. Sample repertoire includes:

Sample Programme 1

  • Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin (Wind Quintet)            
  • Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch II (Solo Piano)                               
  • Mozart – Quintet in E Flat (Piano and Winds)                        
  • Peter Fribbins – In Xanadu (Wind Quintet)                                  
  • Poulenc – Sextet (Piano and Winds)                                           

Sample Programme 2

  • Mozart – Quintet in E Flat (Piano and Winds)
  • Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch II (Solo Piano)
  • Schumann – Adagio and allegro (Horn and Piano)
  • Shinichiro Ikebe – Trio for woodwind (1965)
  • Beethoven – Quintet in E flat major (Piano and Winds)
July 14th 2017
Tags: Clara 2019

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The Travelling Clara

‘The Travelling Clara’ A trilogy of concerts spaced out over 2019, reimagining concerts of the virtuoso Clara Schumann as she travelled across Europe, performing the most significant piano concertos of the nineteenth century. 1) Clara in Leipzig Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. Clara premiered her husband's only completed piano concerto 1 January ...
March 8th 2017
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Clara 2019

Clara Schumann, née Wieck 1819–1896 To celebrate the bicentenary of Clara Schumann in 2019, Reiko will be performing Clara's music throughout her programmes. One special recital we have planned is 'Clara Schumann: An inspirational life in words and music'. Combining the music of Clara and Robert Schumann, together with other works ...
February 7th 2016
Tags: Goldberg Variations

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Goldberg Project

In July 2016, Reiko will be embarking on her Goldberg Project. Over the next year, Reiko Fujisawa takes on JS Bach’s magnificent ‘Goldberg Variations’ BWV 988, and will perform this work across the country, in a variety of performance venues. Upheld as one of the greatest examples of variation form, the ...
February 7th 2016
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530,000 notes!

As my final concerts of 2016 are approaching, I can look back over an amazing few months. My Goldberg Project has been so wonderful. With seven performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations across the country, I have performed in such incredible venues and met so many wonderful people. That’s over 530,000 ...
February 7th 2016
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Goldbergs in Derby (again!)

Absolutely loved my concert of Bach's Goldberg Variations at Derby High School. It was lovely to return to the city in beautiful autumn since my last visit at the start of summer. And indeed, it was great to see some familiar faces in the audience! Here I am after the ...

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