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Toshio Hosokawa: Flute Music

Album Summary

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Vertical Song I, for solo flute
>Hosokawa, Toshio : Sen 1, for flute
>Hosokawa, Toshio : Lied, for flute & piano
>Hosokawa, Toshio : Fragmente II, for flute & string quaret
>Hosokawa, Toshio : Voyage V, for ensemble
>Traditional : Kuroda Bushi
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Notes & Reviews:

The Berlin-based Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa conceives of music as ‘a calligraphy of space and time’ and regards the flute as the instrument that can most deeply realize his musical ideas, the performer’s breath embodying the living power of sound enhanced by the equally expressive silence which surrounds it. The accomplished Icelandic flautist Kolbeinn Bjarnason, who has also studied shakuhachi music, conveys the essence of Hosokawa’s ‘musical calligraphy’, shaping sound and silence into deeply spiritual soundscapes for solo flute and within haunting instrumental textures.

American Record Guide
episodes of great clarity and transparency, but never stasis - always rapidly changing color... captured in very clear sound. All the musicians play with a dedication and finesse that comes through on this recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fella- og Hóla-church, Reykjavík, Iceland.



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Works Details

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Vertical Song I, for solo flute
  • Performer: Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Sen 1, for flute
  • Performer: Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Lied, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Valgerdur Andresdottir (Piano); Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2007

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Fragmente II, for flute & string quaret
  • Performers: Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute); Zbigniew Dubik (Violin); Sigurdur Halldórsson (Cello); Thorunn Marinosdottir (Viola); Sif Tulinius (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Hosokawa, Toshio : Voyage V, for ensemble
  • Performers: Sigurdur _orbergsson (Trombone); Frank Aarnink (Percussion); Valgerdur Andresdottir (Piano); Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute); Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir (Cello); Zbigniew Dubik (Violin); Eydís Franzdóttir (Oboe); Gudni Franzson (Clarinet); Emil Fridfinnsson (Horn); Bjann Ingason (Bassoon); Thorunn Marinosdottir (Viola); Melkorka Olafsdottir (Flute); Steef Oosterhout (Percussion); Rúnar Oskarsson (Clarinet); Eiríkur Pálsson (Trumpet); Hávardur Tryggvason (Double Bass); Sif Tulinius (Violin); Elisabet Waage (Harp)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Traditional : Kuroda Bushi
  • Performer: Kolbeinn Bjarnason (Flute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.