Pianist Hiroaki Ooi will play the first piano version written in history of the Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra. This paramount piece of the XX Century is allegedly the most important orchestral piece written by the master. Nobody had attempted to write an arrangement for piano solo. The program will take place in Shibuya, Tokyo, at 7PM, within the Coen-Dori Classic Series, and will also include a piano version of Mahler 9th Symphony.
Respected writer and journalist Norman Lebrecht has included the news in his blog slippedisc.com: