TAKEMITSU Garden Rain

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TORU TAKEMITSU

Garden Rain
Le Son calligraphié I-III
Hika / Elegy · Folios I-III
Distance · Voice · Stanza II
Eucalypts I + II
Serkin · Shomura · Nicolet
Heinz + Ursula Holliger a.o.
Int. Release 03 Jan. 2005
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CD ADD 0289 477 5382 7 GH
20/21 echo Series


Track List

Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996)
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Le son calligraphié

Kenji Kobayashi, Mari Hirao, Namiko Umezu, Miyuki Togawa, Junko Edo, Aya Tanaka, Tadao Takahashi, Akiyoshi Kudo, Hiroshi Wakasugi

Hiroshi Wakasugi, Kenji Kobayashi, Mari Hirao, Namiko Umezu, Miyuki Togawa, Junko Edo, Aya Tanaka, Tadao Takahashi, Akiyoshi Kudo

Ida Kavafian, Peter Serkin

Folios (1974)

6.
I
0:00
3:21

7.
II
0:00
3:41

8.
III
0:00
4:26

Kiyoshi Shomura

Heinz Holliger, Tadamaro Ono

Aurèle Nicolet

Ursula Holliger

Heinz Holliger, Aurèle Nicolet, Ursula Holliger, Basel Ensemble, Jürg Wyttenbach

Heinz Holliger, Aurèle Nicolet, Ursula Holliger

Total Playing Time 1:12:27

To have ¿Quatrain¿ and ¿A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden¿ on CD is a cause for celebration. These are two of the composer¿s most sensuous and approachable works.

¿Garden Rain¿, the work that gives this CD its omnibus title, is a gorgeous and very approachable meditation that is nearly eight minutes in length . . . What is particularly striking about it is its quietness and evenness -- qualities one doesn¿t associate with brass instruments! . . . All in all, this disc is something to dip into, not to hear straight through, but there¿s no lack of compositional skill or sensitivity here, and the performances (and the engineering) seem uniformly excellent.