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Nobuko Imai

vl, *1943 JP
Classical

Japanese violist, born March 18, 1943 in Tokyo, she taught as a professor at the Detmold Academy of Music from 1983 to 2003, and currently teaches at the conservatories of Amsterdam, Geneva and Sion.

        
Instruments
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Flute
Popular Tracks   
Romance oubliee on Milhaud: 4 Visages / Enescu: Concert Piece by Nobuko Imai
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 on Bach Christmas by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists
Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364: 2. Andante on Mozart: Violin & Wind Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henryk Szeryng, Aurèle Nicolet, Heinz Holliger, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio on Violin Masterpieces 101 by Various Artists
Viola Concerto "A String Around Autumn" on Toru Takemitsu: November Steps; Viola Concerto; Corona by Toru Takemitsu, Nobuko Imai, Roger Woodward, Saito Kinen Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa
Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Arranged for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky: Var. 1 a 1 Clav. on Bach: Goldberg Variations, transcribed for String Trio by Johann Sebastian Bach, Julian Rachlin, Nobuko Imai & Mischa Maisky
Piano Quintet in F Minor, FWV 7: I. Molto moderato quasi lento - Allegro - Live from Verbier Festival / 2014 on César Frank - Great Works by César Franck
Elegie in G Minor, Op. 44: Elegie, Op. 44 on Rubinstein / Glinka / Glazunov / Stravinsky / Shostakovich: Russian Viola Music by Nobuko Imai
Viola Sonata in D Minor: I. Allegro moderato on Rubinstein / Glinka / Glazunov / Stravinsky / Shostakovich: Russian Viola Music by Nobuko Imai
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L. 137: 3. Finale on Work From Home With Debussy by Claude Debussy

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Quintet In G Minor KV 516; Quintet In B Flat Major KV 174Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Auryn Quartett, Nobuko Imai2017Album
Quintet In C Minor KV 406 (516b); Quintet In C Major KV 515Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Auryn Quartett, Nobuko Imai2017Album
Quintet In E Flat Major KV 614; Quintet In D Major KV 593Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Auryn Quartett, Nobuko Imai2017Album
«Harold En Italie»Hector Berlioz / Nobuko Imai, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis2016Album
MonumentoWillem Jeths - Concertgebouworkest / Ed Spanjaard conductor, Radio Kamerorkest, Otto Tausk conductor, DoelenKwartet, Susanne van Els, Nobuko Imai, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Mijke Sekhuis, Karin Strobos2011Album
Piano Concertos / Lieder Opp. 91 & 105Johannes Brahms, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Ann Murray, Nobuko Imai, The London Philharmonic Orchestra2011Compil.
Viola Concertos • «Verklärte Nacht»Béla Bartók, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg - Nobuko Imai, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Orchestre De La Haute École De Musique De Genève2009Album
ElegiaNobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Orchestra Of The Conservatoire Supérieur And The Académie De Musique Tibor Varga2008Album
Great Proms PremieresSir William Walton / John Ireland / Guto Pryderi Puw - Nobuko Imai, Kathryn Stott, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales2008Album
MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Philippe Graffin, Nobuko Imai, Het Brabants Orkest2007Album
Goldberg VariationsJohann Sebastian Bach, Julian Rachlin, Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky2007Album
Quintetos De CuerdaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Orlando Quartet, Nobuko Imai2006Compil.
Chamber MusicSergey Ivanovich Taneyev - Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell, Mikhail Pletnev2005Album
Sinfonia Concertante In E-flat Major • Concerto For Violin, Piano And Orchestra In D MajorMidori Goto • Nobuko Imai • Christoph Eschenbach • NDR Sinfonieorchester / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart2001Album
The 6 Solo Suites BWV 1007-1012Johann Sebastian Bach, Nobuko Imai1999Album
ViolaJan Van Vlijmen, Matthijs Vermeulen, Louis Andriessen, Schoenberg Quartet, Nobuko Imai1999Album
A Bird Came Down The Walk. Original Works For Viola And Piano.Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen1997Album
Viola BouquetNobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen1996Album
The Sonatas For Viola And Piano / MeditationsPaul Hindemith, Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen1994Album
Ishavet, Viola Concerto, Sinfonia ConcertanteGösta Nystroem - Nobuko Imai, Niels Ullner, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi1994Album
Great Orchestral WorksHector Berlioz - Nobuko Imai, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Sir Colin Davis1994Compil.
Viola Concerto, Sonata For String Orchestra, Hindemith VariationsSir William Walton, Nobuko Imai, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Latham-König1992Album
TriosWolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Robert Schumann / Max Bruch - Nobuko Imai, Janet Hilton, Roger Vignoles1992Album
Viola Concerto «A String Around Autumn» / «November Steps» / Eclipse For Shakuhachi And BiwaToru Takemitsu, Nobuko Imai, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa1991Album
Works For Chamber OrchestraEdison Denisov, Nobuko Imai, Petra Vahle, Annelie De Man, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam / Lev Markiz1991Album
Wolfgang Amdeus Mozart - Sinfonia concertanteIona Brown, Nobuko Imai, Howard Shelley, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields1991Album
The Frescos Of Piero Della Francesca / Rhapsody-Concerto For Viola And Orchestra / Double Concerto For Two String Orchestras, Piano And TimpaniBohuslav Martinů, Nobuko Imai, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist1991Album
Symphony No. 5 – Viola ConcertoAllan Pettersson - Nobuko Imai – Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Moshe Atzmon / Lev Markiz1990Album
String Quintet In B Flat Major, K.V. 174 / String Quintet In C Minor, K.V. 406Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orlando Quartet, Nobuko Imai1990Album
String Quintet In G Minor, K.V. 516 / String Quintet In E Flat Major, K.V. 614Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orlando Quartet, Nobuko Imai1989Album
Complete String Quintets Volume 2 - String Quintet In G Minor, K.V. 516 & String Quintet In E Flat Major, K.V. 614Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orlando Quartet, Nobuko Imai1989Album
In Memoriam / Viola ConcertoAlfred Schnittke - Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Nobuko Imai, Lev Markiz1989Album
String Quintet In C Major, K.V. 515 / String Quintet In D Major, K.V. 593Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orlando Quartet, Nobuko Imai1989Album
The Clarinet In Concert (Concerto For Clarinet And Viola,Op.88 / Two Concert Pieces For Clarinet And Basset Horn,Op.113/114 / Introduction And Variations On A Swedish Air,Op.12)Max Bruch, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Thea King, Georgina Dobrée, Nobuko Imai, The London Symphony Orchestra, Alun Francis1987Album
The Russian ViolaNobuko Imai - Roland Pöntinen, Anton Rubinstein - Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Alexander Glazunov - Igor Stravinsky - Dmitri Shostakovich1987Album
Sonatas For Viola And Piano Op. 120 / Märchenbilder Op. 113Johannes Brahms / Robert Schumann - Nobuko Imai, Roger Vignoles1987Album
Harold En Italie / Tristia, Op. 18 / Les Troyens À Carthage PréludeHector Berlioz - The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Nobuko Imai1983Compil.
Concerto For Violin, Viola, And Cello = Konzert Für Violine, Viola Und VioloncelloSir Michael Tippett - György Pauk, Nobuko Imai, Ralph Kirshbaum, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis1982Album
The Duos For Violin And Viola K. 423-424 / Duo No. 1 For Violin And ViolaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Michael Haydn - Mark Lubotsky, Nobuko Imai1981Album
Symphony with Viola Solo, Op. 16, "Harold In Italy"Nobuko Imai, Sir Colin Davis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Hector Berlioz1975Album
Harold En ItalieHector Berlioz / Nobuko Imai, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis1975Album
Märchenerzählungen, Märchenbilder, Vier Märsche, FantasiestückeRobert Schumann - Harris Goldsmith, Nobuko Imai, Harold Wright1971Album
Fanfares And Fantasy Pieces Of SchumannRobert Schumann - Harris Goldsmith, Nobuko Imai, Harold Wright1971Album
Sonatas No. 1-3 For Viola Da Gamba And CembaloNobuko Imai, Michio Kobayashi / Johann Sebastian BachAlbum
"Harold En Italie," Op. 16 / "King Lear," Op. 4 (Overture After Shakespeare)Hector Berlioz, Nobuko Imai, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin DavisAlbum
Concerto For Orchestra / Triple ConcertoSir Michael Tippett, György Pauk, Nobuko Imai, Ralph Kirshbaum, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin DavisCompil.
Zauber Der Romantik/ Magie Du Romantisme/ The Magic Of RomantismNobuko Imai, Nerine Barrett, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Carl Maria von WeberAlbum
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