6 Titles

Mozart: Figaro Overture     

Haydn: London Symphony   Mozart: Paris Symphony


Lodon & Paris

The Der Ring Tokyo Orchestra conducted by Yoshinori Nishiwaki started with the recording of Wagner, and for this sixth CD of the recording series the orchestra has chosen Mozart <Paris Symphony> and Haydn <London Symphony>as the main program . The two symphonies share the two factors in common. London and Paris in the late 18th century were the most progressive cities in music as well, where existed the orchestras consisted of the double winds such as flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

<Paris> was written in 1778 by Mozart 22 years of age, and <London> in 1795 by Haydn 63 years of age to be performed by the orchestra of the respective city.

Another factor in common is that the both symphonies were respectively produced by the excellent producer. The composition of <Paris> was assigned by Joseph Legros (1739~1793), the general manager of Le Concert Spirituel ,for the debut concert of Mozart in Paris. Legros was as well a successful opera singer of the time.

On the other hand, Johann Peter Salomon (1745~1815), a big impresario, invited Haydn

to London twice, where he consequently wrote twelve symphonies, from <No.93> to <No.104: London>,<String quartet No.74> and <Piano trio No.25>. Salomon was also an excellent musician, successful in violin, chamber music and composition.

Haydn was 24 year older than Mozart, and two years after  nishing <Paris Symphony>, the two composers, 25 year old Mozart and 49 year old Haydn , met for the first time in Vienna. In the following two years after the encounter Mozart completed the masterpiece <Haydn Quartet>.

Mozart was the  rst composer who made the best use of the quality of clarinet, as especially known with the masterpieces in the late years, <Quintet for clarinet and strings> and <Concerto for clarinet and orchestra>, and the instrument is also used for <German dances>, <Grand Partita K.361> and divertimenti. But as for the symphonies the clarinet is used in only four titles: <No.31 Paris>, <No.35 Haffner>, <No.39> and <No.40>, although it is interesting that the clarinet is used in all eight opera works from <Idomeneo> (1781) to <Magic Flute>(1791) including 〈The Marriage of Figaro>(1786) in due course.

Translation: Akiko Takahashi 


Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 “Turkish” J.Lin(Vn & Cond)    

             Symphony No.29  Y.Nishiwki (Cond.)

Mozart is dif cult. Especially the 5th Concerto for violin and orchestra is contradictory !

It is gorgeous, but humble; it is modest but has a strong will; oats full of joy as well as an air of sorrow.

It is noble, but unaffected; charming, but not indecent.

I have nally encountered here such a perfect 5th Concerto !

And, the 29th Symphony conducted by Nishiwaki is nothing but a natural performance: there is no sign of pedantry nor no showing off. Just an earnest performance; how acceptable it is.

Mozart must be like these !

                                                                                                    Tetsuo O’hara

(Editor in chief of “Complete Mozart Edition” and“Mozart, Legendary Recordings” )

Translation by Akiko Takahash


Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3  “Scottish”     

                      2CD (+Bonus CD)

  Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  Symphony No.3 in A minor Op.56    



Bonus CD

  Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  Symphony No.3 in A minor Op.56     


   1. One point Monaural recording

   2. One point 2ch stereo recording

■CD:NF25804 (2CD)



   Der Ring Tokyo Orchestra

   Conductor: Yoshinori Nishiwaki





Beethoven: Symphony No.3  “Eroica”     

                   1. CD     2. Hybrid SACD




Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5      


Bruckner: Symphony No.3 “Wagner”       

                1. CD   2. Hybrid SACD                 



N&F Co., Ltd. after having received a high estimation in exploiting the high quality recording and the Extreme Hard Glass CD, has founded in 2013 an orchestra intended to concentrate on the recording activities.

Der Ring Tokyo, obviously named after «Der Ring des Nibelungen», the masterpiece of Richard Wagner which swept over the whole world with its progressiveness, creativity and pioneer’s spirits, aims to create a new sound of orchestra by making experimental trials and without being restricted by the general conventions of the classic orchestra.

In this debut recording, «Bruckner Symphony No.3», the three conventions have been challenged, namely:

1. Here the orchestra is composed of exactly “six-times string quartets” (6 x 4 string sections) plus 4 contrabasses, as it is often said that the orchestra is an expansion of a string quartet.

2. Usually the players are seated in a semicircle, each facing to a conductor, but here all the members are seated to play facing straight to the audience.

3. In thought of that Anton Bruckner for his life-time respected Richard Wagner and dedicated his third symphony to Wagner,

here the first violins are disposed in the right wing of the stage following after the disposition in the orchestra pit of the Bayreuther Festspielhaus (Bayreuth Festival Theater).


Yoshinori Nishiwaki, conductor


He worked for the Philips Classics in Nippon

Phonogram Company (Universal Music at present) for 18 years since 1971, and during the period he served as a recording producer of such artists as Lola Bobesco (violin) and Antonio Meneses (cello).

In 2001 he established N&F Co. Ltd. in partnership with Suenori Fukui who had also served for Philips Classics as a recording engineer. Since then they have produced the recordings of Joseph Lin (violin), Dai Miyata (cello), The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, The Saito Kinen Orchestra, The Mito Chamber Orchestra and the Nagaokakyo Chamber Orchestra among many.

He studied conducting method and vocalise under Michel Corboz in his master class held in Abbaye de Noirlac, France, in 2001.

Translation: Akiko Takahashi