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Takemitsu & Shostakovich / Yutaka Sado, Berlin PO [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Takemitsu, Toru : From me flows what you call time, for 5 percussionists & orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording is from a charity concert dedicated to the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in Japan on March 11, 2011. The profit generated from sales of this album will be donated to a special section of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS), which was especially founded for these victims and will therefore be distributed directly among the population affected. This is Sado's Berlin Philharmonic debut. He is the first Japanese person to conduct the renowned orchestra since Seiji Ozawa several years ago. Critics have unanimously hailed him one of the most enthralling and charismatic conductors of the new generation. Sado was a longtime assistant of both Bernstein and Ozawa.

Yutaka Sado is confident enough to carve the space up like a dislocating procession: tinkling percussive charms fade back into the silence that birthed them, held in place by freewheeling logic.

The percussionists... wear the colours of the Tibetan flag, and talking of landmark moments, pull ribbons that shake wind chimes suspended from the ceiling... windows of structural solidity are mirages inside music that otherwise keeps you alert and listening precisely... the ardent power of the slow movement rhymes nicely with a suitably stony-faced finale.

BBC Music Magazine
[Sado] digs unostentatiously deep in both the fluid and monumental aspects of this concert, given to raise funds for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. Much in the two chosen works is both complementary and appropriate...A short interview with Sado tells us little; but what he achieves in performance is unquestionably beyond words.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 107 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English


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Works Details

>Takemitsu, Toru : From me flows what you call time, for 5 percussionists & orchestra
  • Performers: Raphael Haeger (Percussion); Simon Rossler (Percussion); Franz Schindlbeck (Percussion); Jan Schlichte (Percussion); Wieland Welzel (Percussion)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1990

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Yutaka Sado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937