Symphony Orchestra in the Engadin

by Chikashi

Playing the Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto  

Whilst pottering about in the snow, the music flowing through my head was one of my all-time favourites, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s boxed CD set Playing the Orchestra.  It is a recording of a live performance in Tokyo the spring of 1988 and contains an orchestral version of the music from The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence soundtracks.

It is now out of print, and I do not believe that Virgin offer a downloadable version online.  If you can get your paws on a copy, then it will be well worth your while.  It is sublime.