The Therd Album
Johann Strauss II “Die Fledermaus”Overture op.362
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Bratislava Slovak Philharmonic Hall
Recording date：Feb. 16-17 2013
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Symphony No.5 in C minor
I Allegro con brio
II Andante con moto
“Die Fledermaus”Ouverture op.362
"Künstlerleben" Walzer op.316
The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Noriaki Kitamura Conductor
Used Score : BREITKOPF & HÄRTEL URTEXT Nr. 5345（Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor op.67）
recording sound source ： It was recorded
to the most up-to-date model （1bit recorder of KORG Co.）
by Japanese engineer Mr. Teruo Murakami.
I used URTEXT above.
I used BÄRENREITER URTEXT about Symphony No. 6
& 7. However I decided to use BREITKOPF & HÄRTEL URTEXT Nr. 5345 this
Because the orchestra prepared that and I
thought that version also has a value all its own.
It’s my policy to consider composer’s intention
every time. Well, I leave the decision which is the best version to
As a performer, I feel necessity to each
version, but judgment is difficult. In those days, it was played in many
countries, so there were each orchestra’s cases and composer’s idea of that time.
And then it is may be right.
We should be careful to remove descriptions but
the composer’s. They also include kind advices, but in many cases confuse
I must volunteer to be a spokesman.
He believed that a score is imperfect and it is
player’s duty to add something. This logic had been believed until recently.
We can get the correct score edited under the
right study since around 2000.
In my study days, I discussed with my master
which is right among some scores.
It’s called edition study. It is must be done
by player himself.
What a good age is! However I think it is
regrettable that many associations and players use scores with wrong old
I want such insincere musicians to go away from
every stage. Not only should them, some musical critics that participate in
them should retire. Would you stop panning with insufficient knowledge? You
mistake opponent. Your sin is deep, because audience believes your words.
Yet I didn’t perform some parts as this URTEXT
The first is about tempo number.
I have some doubt about the tempo that is
written by Beethoven himself essentially. I have claimed there were problem of
graduation of metronome in those days and it is fast about 10 %. Therefore the
tempo that suits to my thought is standard. But the most important aim of my
performance is neat one of neat sound. It’s no problem to be influenced by the
present situation, I feel. On the whole, the tempo resulted a little slow.
This is the same as so far.
The second is special thing. I skipped the
optional repetition of about 2/3 from beginning in III movement.
There are some reasons that I selected overture
of “The Bat” and “The Artist’s life” by Jh. Strauss II for coupling.
At first, “The Bat” is made by the same motif
of this Beethoven’s symphony and the form is also very similar. It is not
certain but he wrote consciously, I can see why he used this motif at the
beginning of such a satirical operetta.
I think “The Artist’s life” can be seen in this
Beethoven’s symphony, too.
It is my personal opinion without any
In other words, I movement is “Rebellious stage
to father”, II movement is “Love of mother”, III movement is “Agonize himself”
and IV movement is “Victory of life”.
I don’t ask you to sympathize with me. I
believe that he wrote such emotion.
These symphonies of No. 5 and No.6 make
contrast. No. 5 is as his life and “Pastoral” symphony is as sweet days with
If you feel old wiener music purely, it’s all
Tempo-rubarto of Strauss’s music is unique
slight tempo movement in this area. It influenced composers much.
The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra bases on
Bratislava that is the area of wiener music. Bratislava is the capital of
Slovak, riverside city of the Danube and 60 km east of Wien. The performance of
such music is very difficult in other area. Therefore I made this lineup.
They responded well.
Please enjoy old wiener music.
I would like to take this opportunity to express
my appreciation to members of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, manager Ms.
Tatiana Schoeferova, Mr. Pavel Hruby, and interpreter Ms. Kinga Valent. She
took care of us well during our stay. I deeply thank recording engineer Mr.
Teruo Murakami who has been with me from Japan. They made every effort for the
recording. I would like to give my best regards to people that support this
project and Ms. Hiromi Kitagawa that is manager of NKB and treats general
financial affairs, puts documents into English, and negotiated with Slovak
Conductor Noriaki Kitamura
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Noriaki Kitamura conduct, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
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