Monday, July 18, 2005

Memory of Alexei (3)

This is about a weblog page of my friend, Motoko-san(a.k.a Fiori-san).

Even though she is one of the most sincere Japanese supporter of him, she unfortunately had never had attended his concert. However she has her own treasure.

She has a memorial magazine that his picture is on the front page. She got it at the internet auction. This is a magazine of "Ongaku no tomo( a friend of music) " of May, 1996. In the magazine, there is a small article which reports his concert on 28th March, 1996 at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. The author of the magazine praises his performance of Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Beethoven. This author describes in the magazine that "This performance is reaching the end of human being's tether to express music on the piano. Great techniques." This editor also mentioned about his colorful sounds and expression.

Unfortunatelly, Motoko-san did not attend the concert at that night, she knows his performance through his live recordings. So she knows this author's explanation about his Scriabin and Rachmaninov is appropriate.

Motoko-san is talented in English and I guess she will write her memories of Alexei in her own words.

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