Misuzu Tanaka

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Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet & Misuzu Tanaka, piano – the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo records their debut album “Epilogues”

UPCOMING CONCERT

 

NOV 11: Arts in the Village Series • Rehoboth, MA

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 7:30pm 9:00pm
  • Goff Memorial Hall (map)

Arts in the Village Series

Program to include:

JANÁČEK: Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street
LISZT: Après une Lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata


NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Live in concert, Misuzu Tanaka performs music by two composers she holds closely to her heart: J. S. Bach and Janáček. Structural perfection and the display of raw uninhibited emotions from the two masters create an unexpected yet perfect pairing. Album Page >>



Featured Video

RACHMANINOFF: Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B-flat Major: Maestoso Live from The Piano Series at Sacramento State

RACHMANINOFF: Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D Major: Andante cantabile. Live from The Piano Series at Sacramento State


On April 17, Misuzu Tanaka, concluding pianist in the always excellent Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series 31st season, presented an appreciative audience with a fine final recital, much of it in quick tempo, by way of early Schumann, late Beethoven (along with his previous “Rage Over a lost Penny),” young 20th century Prokofiev with “new” music, and Rachmaninoff with his aching for old Russia even years before he fled. Tanaka is a very mature, sure performer, one who afterwards told series director John Orlando that playing at the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand here was like riding a sensitive race horse, lowering the reins a little, and letting the champion take over for a winning run. In preparation for our “sound ride” she has studied at Juilliard, in the Czech Republic, and with a performance degree from Michigan. And besides playing in large venues, she also graces small festivals like ours here. Read full review