"What were they throwing into the strings" we wondered. "Roasted nuts" they told us when we asked after the performance. "It changes the texture of the sound, but it is so difficult to do it and keep the rhythm".
"Why was there no page-turner?" "I hate someone looking over my shoulder and seeing my mistakes" Nakagoshi said "and with four hands we always have one available to turn the page".
More than most performances, after tribute has been paid to the vision and its execution, it is exceptionally hard to review as one suspects that each member of the audience responded differently to the sounds and images.
Suffice it to say that the response at the end, after a moment of stillness, was that of enthusiastic and voluble appreciation.