Tokyo Meets Paris

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The refinement of French and Japanese cultures meet and reflect in a concert that gleams with elegance and fantasy.

The French fondness for the flute emerges in Poulenc’s graceful and virtuosic Sonata, and Debussy’s Préludes dazzle with ethereal water scenes.

With the simple poetry of Earth by screen composer Muramatsu, Japanese flautist Masahide Kurita and Paris-based pianist David Selig conjure a world that is both familiar and mysterious, as if accessible only by dreams.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and David Selig & Masahide Kurita


Masahide Kurita flute
David Selig piano


Franz Schubert
Sonatina in D, D.384

Gabriel Fauré
Fantasie Op.79

Claude Debussy
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest, from Preludes Book 1

Takatsugu Muramatsu

Frances Poulenc
Flute Sonata, FP 164