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TAKEMITSU: How Slow the Wind

Composer Toru Takemitsu
Performer Christian Lindberg
Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-1078 CD
EAN 7318590010785
Format CD
Release date Jan 2001
Total time 71'39


This recording spans music from the composer’s early days and his Requiem, overflowing with humanity, and ends in the days of the musician’s maturity, with his expansive view of nature that supports the echo of the mourning bells, analogous to prayer. Perhaps, unexpectedly, the disc offers, a glimpse of a rare artist’s whole life.
 
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01 Rain Coming for chamber orchestra (1982) 8'25
02 Archipelago S for 21 players (1993) 13'25
03 Fantasma / Cantos II for trombone and orchestra (1994) 16'05
04 Requiem for strings (1957) 8'17
05 How slow the Wind for orchestra (1991) 12'03
06 Tree Line for chamber orchestra (1988) 11'25
  Album total 71'39
ComposerTakemitsu, Tōru
ConductorOtaka, Tadaaki
OrchestraKioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
TromboneLindberg, Christian

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