LISZT: Les Preludes
LISZT: Der Tanz in Dorfschenke, "Mephisto Waltz No.1"
Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
Regarding "Scheherazade", I would like to hear "live" this performance so much. It is very much lyric and I can feel various wonderful colours hearing this piece. (We can see such colours hearing music conducted by maestro Tomomi almost always.) I think it is very high quality and beautiful performance.
It is very hot in Tokyo now, but while I hear this music in this CD, it brings to my mind scenes at sea and I can feel coolness.....
I like the theme of "Scheherazade" played by the leader so much. It is very elegant indeed.
Actually, I did not like this tune so much before, but after I heard this CD, I am very interested in it now.
I also like "Les Preludes" in this CD so much. It is very impressive. This tune is one of pieces that I would like to play now.
Overall, the tone colour of strings are velvety, and the performance is gracious but freely very much.
I also like the CD jacket so much. Maestro Tomomi looks like "Scheherazade". She is conversational and intellectual, and I think it is just like maestro Tomomi. You can see the CD jacket in this site.
* The related Japanese article.