CLASSICA JAPAN TV 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition' Vol.1b - "Prof.Ekier and prof.Kamiński's attitude toward National Edition - urtext work" (excerpt) Yuko on TV: 'Urtext doesn't hold pianists in restraint. Chopin National Edition - really good urtext gives us/pianists/users optimum potential/possibilities. Prof.Ekier and prof.Kamiński know that and believe deeply next/future generation's potential. The most important thing is to know Chopin's facts. Then we/pianists can decide finally how to play. We can choose our own way - our "freedom" '.
This TV programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.
Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.