A special private concert

An exceptional unique concert was held on February 18, 1997 at the guest house of Tamanoyu hotel in Yufuin, Oita prefecture Japan. The concert was dedicated to the birthday celebration of Ms. Kiyoko Mizoguchi, the landlady of the Hotel. About 30 people were invited to the concert. At the small guest house warmed by a fireplace, the leading Cembalist/Pianist Michio Kobayashi played rare piano music under the title of "The way to Mozart." He also moved all the audiences by his talk full of wit and humor on the anecdotes of famous musicians at that time.

Date : February 18, 1997 Place : Tamanoyu Hotel Pianist: Michio Kobayashi

The program:
Ricercar for 3 voices from the "Musical offering" in C-minor. ---- J.C.Bach BWV 1079 (1735-1782) Sonata in G major Op.5 No.3 -------------------------------------- J.C.Bach Allegro Allegretto Divertimento No.2 in C-major WV 1 ------------------------------ G.C.Wagenseil Allegretto assai (1715-1777) Menuet and Trio Allegro assai svelto Sonata in D-minor Op.14 No.4 -------------------------------------- J.Schobert Allegro assai(First movement) (1735-1767) Sonata in A-minor Op.1 No.4 -------------------------------------- J.C.Eckard Andantino (Sonata in single movement) (1735-1809) *** pause *** Eight Variations upon a Hollandaise Song by ----------------------- W.A.Mozart Christian Ernst Graaf in G-major K.24 (1776) Sonata in D-major K.311 ------------------------------------------- W.A.Mozart Allegreto con esprissione (1777) RONDEAU *** Encore *** Duetto in A-flat Major from the "Songs without Words" -- Mendelssohn Barthlody Op.38 No.6
Mr. Kobayashi's superb performance perfectly fascinated the audiences who were abstracted with his skill and forgot to applause for a while. Spring snowflakes were subtly scattering down from the dark to the foot-lighted garden when flushed audiences came out of the guest house. A small dinner party was held after the concert. All the audiences joined it and enjoyed the talk with the Kobayashis. Old Hina Dolls displayed at the front of the hotel seemed to have enjoyed a pleasant evening as well.