Saito-Kinen Festival Matsumoto: historic inaugural tour to China (September 2011

Although Seiji Ozawa failed to come this time, Pierre Vallet who held the baton that night still contributed to the unique charm of the opera. One Japanese music critic once said that Ozawa's Bartok is the best in the world, and Mr. Vallet inherited its heritage after 15years being with Seiji Ozawa. He fully expressed the mysterious, gloomy atmosphere of the opera with unique music, which was a perfect combination of the performance with the two singers.

(Review translated from Chinese by Wendy Wei)

China Daily