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Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996): November Steps; viola Concerto; Corona; Eclipse for Shakuhachi and Biwa / Katsuya Yokoyama, Kinshi Tsuruta, Roger Woodward; Nobuko Imai. Ozawa

Album Summary

>Takemitsu, Toru : November Steps, for shakuhachi, biwa & orchestra
>Takemitsu, Toru : Eclipse, for shakuhachi & biwa
>Takemitsu, Toru : A String around Autumn, for viola & orchestra
>Takemitsu, Toru : Corona for pianists, for piano
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Designed to serve as the perfect introduction to the music of a turbulent century, DG/Decca's '20C' series covers a wide range of key works by the century's era-defining composers. Every set of 10 features ONE albums from EACH decade. Ultimately the 50 albums planned will make a comprehensive & balanced overview of 20th century composition, offering 5 albums from every decade.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London.



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Works Details

>Takemitsu, Toru : November Steps, for shakuhachi, biwa & orchestra
  • Performers: Katsuya Yokoyama (Shakuhachi); Kinshi Tsuruta (Biwa)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
  • Running Time: 19 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1967

>Takemitsu, Toru : Eclipse, for shakuhachi & biwa
  • Performers: Kinshi Tsuruta (Biwa); Katsuya Yokoyama (Shakuhachi)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Takemitsu, Toru : A String around Autumn, for viola & orchestra
  • Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Takemitsu, Toru : Corona for pianists, for piano
  • Performers: Roger Woodward (Organ); Roger Woodward (Harpsichord); Roger Woodward (Piano)
  • Notes: Decca Studio 3, West Hampstead, London (05/03/1973-05/04/1973)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1962