Cohen in Tokyo
Suntory Hall, Tokyo. The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra with conductor Tadaaki Otaka.
Elgar cello concerto.
Cohen had recorded this concerto as 19-year-old and this recording sold alone in Great Britain 250.000 copies.... the passionate playing of Cohen healed the ears. One could feel the self-confidence of a soloist who had such experience with this piece. He created a unity with the orchestra and his cello sang with full emotion.... Cohen invited the audience to enter the meditative, Requiem-like world of Elgar, full of deep sadness.
Yoshiko Ikuma, music journalist