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Takemitsu - Spectral Canticle

Composer Toru Takemitsu
Performer Viviane Hagner
Jacob Kellermann
Juliana Koch
BBC Philharmonic
Christian Karlsen, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2655 SACD
EAN 7318599926551
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2023
Total time 54'12

Late concertante and orchestral works by Takemitsu

Artist interviews from the recording sessions (~ 4,5 min.)

The first Japanese composer to achieve international status, Tōru Takemitsu proposed a fusion between Western music and the culture of his country. His music radiates a lyrical intensity that comes as much from his roots in the early modernists Debussy and Alban Berg as from his affinity with the more overtly experimental mid-twentieth-century styles of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Played throughout the world, he is considered one of the &&&most important composers of the second half of the 20th century.
Of the four works gathered here, three feature the guitar. Inspired by a poem by Emily Dickinson, Spectral Canticle takes the listener through elusive sonic transformations corresponding to the changing seasons evoked by the poem. To the Edge of Dream has an eerie mood and celebrates the haunting, often sinister paintings of Belgian surrealist painter Paul Delvaux. Also inspired by a work of art, Vers, l’arc-en-ciel, Palma, with its refined writing, is close to the spectral composers. Finally, Twill by Twilight for orchestra expresses the moment, just after sunset, when twilight turns into darkness in a delicate and uncluttered pointillism.
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  Tōru Takemitsu
01 Spectral Canticle 16'18
02 To the edge of dream 11'21
03 Vers, l'arc-en-ciel, Palma 12'32
04 Twill by twilight 13'57
  Album total 54'12
ComposerTakemitsu, Tōru
ViolinHagner, Viviane
GuitarKellermann, Jacob
OrchestraBBC Philharmonic
ConductorKarlsen, Christian
Oboe d'amoreKoch, Juliana is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions