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Chamber Music of Yoshio Hachimura "Constellation" / Aki Takahashi, piano; Masami Nakagawa, flute; Yoko Seto, violin

Album Summary

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Improvisation for piano, Op 1
>Hachimura, Yoshio : Improvisation for violin & piano, Op 4
>Hachimura, Yoshio : Concerto for 8 soloists, Op 3 ("One Hour at Every Breath")
>Hachimura, Yoshio : Elixir, for flute, violin & piano, Op. 10/2
>Hachimura, Yoshio : Constellation for violin, vibraphone, tubular bells & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This is the first volume in a series devoted to the music of Japanese composer Yoshio Hachimura (1938-1985). The recordings were made between 1981 and the year of his death, 1985.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
The bells are allowed to ring freely, creating dense blocks of sound. The entrance of the violin and vibraphone allows for new timbral variations and increased complexity. The piece emits a calm intensity through its clusters, melodic motives, and, sometimes, furious motion.



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Works Details

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Improvisation for piano, Op 1
  • Performer: Midori Matsuya (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Improvisation for violin & piano, Op 4
  • Performers: Midori Matsuya (Piano); Saschko Gawriloff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Concerto for 8 soloists, Op 3 ("One Hour at Every Breath")
  • Performers: Isako Shinozaki (Violin); Yasunori Yamaguchi (Percussion); Yuji Murai (Clarinet); Atsushi Sugawara (Vibraphone); Mutsumi Masuda; Kenichiro Muto; Masami Nakagawa (Flute); Sumire Yoshihara (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Elixir, for flute, violin & piano, Op. 10/2
  • Performers: Ryo Noguchi (Flute); Midori Matsuya (Piano); Saburo Ueki (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1974

>Hachimura, Yoshio : Constellation for violin, vibraphone, tubular bells & piano
  • Performers: Yasunori Yamaguchi (Tubular Bells); Yoko Seto (Violin); Aki Takahashi (Piano); Sumire Yoshihara (Vibraphone)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary