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Cantus / Kuniko

Reich / Kuniko
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 432   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Arvo PärtSteve ReichHywel Davies
Performer:  Kuniko Kato
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kuniko’s eagerly awaited second album includes world premiere recordings of the percussionist’s new arrangements of popular works by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, and Hywel Davies. Kuniko gave the world premiere performance of Reich’s New York Counterpoint version for marimba in 2012, and the composer praised her performance saying, “Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.” Kuniko’s eagerly awaited second album includes world premiere recordings of the percussionist’s new arrangements of popular works by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, and Hywel Davies. Kuniko gave the world premiere performance of Reich’s New York Counterpoint version for marimba in 2012, and the composer praised her performance saying, “Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Für Alina by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (), Kuniko Kato (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2. New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4. Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (Marimba), Kuniko Kato (Vibraphone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5. Purl Ground, for marimba by Hywel Davies
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (Percussion)
Written: 2011 
Length: 11 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6. Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Kuniko Kato (Bells), Kuniko Kato (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 
Length: 10 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Fur Alina (arr. K. Kato for marimba)
New York Counterpoint (arr. K. Kato for marimba)
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (arr. K. Kato for marimba)
Fratres (arr. K. Kato for marimba)
Purl Ground
Spiegel im Spiegel (arr. K. Kato for marimba)

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