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TAKEMITSU: Toward the Sea / Rain Tree / Rain Spell / Bryce


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TAKEMITSU: Toward the Sea / Rain Tree / Rain Spell / Bryce

Robert Aitken invited Takemitsu to Canada for performances of his chamber music in the New Music Concerts series in 1975 and 1983. Their close friendship led to the composition of a number of works which were not only personally performed for Takemitsu by the musicians on this recording but benefited from his interpretative insights. The Night from Toward the Sea, one of several works on the subject of water, a continuing theme in the composer’s works, received its first performance in Toronto in 1981 by Robert Aitken and the Cuban guitarist, Leo Brouwer.

Takemitsu, Toru

  And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind
1.   And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind 00:12:55
  Rain Tree
2.   Rain Tree 00:12:34
  Toward the Sea
3.   I - The Night 00:03:33
4.   II - Moby Dick 00:04:10
5.   III - Cape Cod 00:03:36
6.   Bryce 00:10:38
7.   Itinerant 00:04:25
8.   Voice 00:05:16
9.   Air 00:06:09
  Rain Spell
10.   Rain Spell 00:08:37

Total Playing Time: 01:11:53

Takemitsu, Toru

Toronto New Music Ensemble

Aitken, Robert

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.555859

Barcode: 0747313585922

Physical Release: 07/2003

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