2 CD / Camerata / 2013-05-14Works: Saverio Mercadante: Concerto for Clarinet in B flat major, Op. 101; Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115; Luciano Berio: Lied, for clarinet; Charles-Marie Widor: Intro...
Performers: Bognar, Ferenc; Leister, Karl; Spiri, Anthony
Conductors: Toyoda, Koji
This 2-CD recording (notes in Japanese only) is a compilation of recordings made by Karl Leister over his long career. The recording celebrates his 75th...continue...
Elegia - Handel, Takemitsu, Nishimura, Hayashi, Nodaira, Bach / Nobuko Imai, Roland Pöntinen, Gábor Takács-Nagy, et al
1 CD / Pan Classics / 2012-01-01Works: George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Toru Takemitsu: A String around Autumn, for viola & orchestra; Akira Nishimura: Fantasia on "Song of the Birds", for viola; Hikaru Hayashi: Concerto for viola & stri...
Performers: Imai, Nobuko; Pontinen, Roland
Conductors: Takacs-Nagy, Gabor
Recording information: Salle de musique l'heure bleu, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switz (09/21/2006-09/24/2006); Studio Tibor Varga in Grimisuat, Switzerland (09/21/2006-09/24/2006); Salle de musique l'heure b...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2011-11-08Works: Akira Nishimura: Quartet for Strings no 4 ("Nrsimha"); Three Fragments of Piya, for marimba; Mayu (Cocoon), for marimba & string quartet
Performers: Carneiro, Pedro
Akira Nishimura studied composition at Tokyo National University. In 1977 he won the first of numerous prizes at the Queen Elizabeth International Music Composition Competition....continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2010-08-10Works: Akira Nishimura: Karura, concerto for oboe & chamber orchestra; Luciano Berio: Sequenza VII, for oboe; Gilles Silvestrini: Etudes (6) for oboe; Isang Yun: Piri for solo oboe (or clarinet); Niccol&ogr...
Performers: Indermuhle, Thomas; Villa, Rodrigo
This recording brings together some of the finest contemporary contributions to the solo oboe repertoire - a repertoire that has blossomed in recent years -...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2010-03-09Works: Toshiro Saruya: Kotoza no Ao (The Azure Mists of Lyra), for flute, cello & 20 stringed-koto; Joji Yuasa: Buson's Five Haiku, for 20 stringed-Koto & voice; Akira Nishimura: Hisui Hengen (Transformatio...
Performers: Bottcher, Wolfgang [Cello]; Schulz, Wolfgang [Flute]; Yoshimura, Nanae
The virtuoso musician, Nanae Yoshimura, is credited in large part with extending the 20-string koto's potential and range of musical expression. The instrument made its...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2009-04-14Works: Akira Nishimura: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 "Incantation"; Sonata for Violin solo no 2 "Trance Medium"; Sonata for Violin solo no 3 "Characters of Flame"; Monologue for Violin solo; Sonata for Viola...
Performers: Sato, Shunske
The eight pieces on this compact disc represent Nishimura's entire output for solo violin and solo viola. Played by the spirited young virtuoso, Sunske Sato,...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2008-07-08Works: Akira Nishimura: Concerto for Clarinet "Kavira"; Serpent in the Sky for Yokobue and Orchestra; Vision and Mantra
Performers: Akao, Michiko; Leister, Karl
Conductors: Iimori, Norichika
Ensemble: Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
Born in 1953, Akira Nishimura studied composition and music theory at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has won many awards...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2008-06-10Works: Akira Nishimura: Toccata for Piano; Roses Metamorphosis; Tritrope; Opalesque Sonata; Carillons of Ekstasis; Mirror of Stars; Arirang Fantasy; Sonata for Piano
Performers: Ikariyama, Noriko; Ishikawa, Noriko
Composer Akira Nishimura studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He won first prize at the Japan Music Competition in 1974...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2007-11-01Works: Isaac Albéniz: Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España"; Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, Op. 28; Alvin Curran: Tango no 1; Michael Sahl: Exiles' Cafe; Conlon Nancarrow: Tango?; James Sellars: Tango T...
Performers: Takahashi, Aki
Renowned Japanese pianist Takahashi has long had a commitment to modern music. Her first public recital, while still a graduate student, focused on the music...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2007-04-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Chamber Symphony no 1; Chamber Symphony no 2 "Concertante"; Chamber Symphony no 3 "Metamorphosis"
Conductors: Iimori, Norichika
Ensemble: Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka
Those listeners who are familiar with such earlier works as Heterophony for String Quartet, Mantra of the Night or A Mirror of Mist, pieces with...continue...
1 CD / Camerata / 2004-04-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Heterophony for String Quartet; Quartet for Strings no 2 " Pulses of Light"; Quartet for Strings no 3 "Avian"; Monologue for Violin solo; Threnody for Cello solo
Performers: Arditti, Irvine; de Saram, Rohan
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet
2 CD / Camerata / 2003-12-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Matsya; Kürma; Varaha; Nrsimha; Vamana; Kalkin
Performers: Takahashi, Aki
1 CD / Camerata / 2003-03-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Toki No Kagero; Ko; Karin; Shakuko
Performers: Hisamoto, Keiko; Kawahara, Shoko; Kishikawa, Mitsuyo; Kurosawa, Yumi; Maruoka, Hayumi; Mitsuhashi, Kifu; Miyakoshi, Keiko; Oohata, Nahoko; Sairi, Kyoko; Sakurai, Chie; Shimoda, Reiko; Sugimura, Sachi...
1 CD / Camerata / 2002-12-01Works: Akira Nishimura: A Stream - After Dark; Concerto for Oboe "Karura"; Melodies from Light and Shadow
Performers: Indermuhle, Thomas; Takahashi, Aki
Conductors: Iimori, Norichika; Bamert, Matthias
Ensemble: Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka; NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
1 CD / Camerata / 2000-04-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Concerto for Violin no 1 "After Glow"; River of Karuna; A Mirror of Mist
Performers: Gawriloff, Saschko
Conductors: Wit, Antoni
Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1 CD / Camerata / 1997-05-01Works: Michio Kitazume: In Resonance; Tokuhide Niimi: Dream Time; Maki Ishii: Entflohene Zeit, Op. 99; Shin-Ichiro Ikebe: On a Treetop; Akira Nishimura: Kamunagi
Performers: Elso, Shigemitsu; Mitsuhashi, Kifu; Yasuda, Ken-ichiro; Yoshimura, Nanae
1 CD / Camerata / 1994-10-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Mantra of the light; Toshimitsu Tanaka: Initium; Michio Mamiya: Concerto for Piano no 3
Performers: Tateno, Izumi
Conductors: Akiyama, Kazuyoshi
Ensemble: Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus; Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1989-11-01Works: Akira Nishimura: Kala, for marimba & 6 percussionists; Akira Miyoshi: Rin-Sai, for marimba & 6 percussionists; Toru Takemitsu: Rain-Tree, for 3 percussionists; Isao Matsushita: Airscope II, for marim...
Performers: Abe, Keiko; Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Ensemble: Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Personnel: Keiko Abe (marimba)....continue...