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Project To The 21st Century -orchestra Project '99 /Tokyo So


Release Date: 07/31/2001 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 599   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Keiichi MorigakiKunitaka KokajiAkio YasuraokaTakayoshi Yanagida
Performer:  Masako NakaiYayoi Hasegawa
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Keiichi Morigaki composed his Requiem pour Orchestra as a requiem for the 20th century. He writes: "It was a century that witnessed unprecedented changes, among which is the evolution of the forms of war and technology. We are at the end of such a century, and I cannot depict paradise in a requiem because I can't see the peace in it. And yet, the voices of both the living and the dead, and those of the children who are coming to live on the earth, are becoming one in the tree of life, whose cries and murmurs have come to fill the world. I would like to be a mirror which reflects those voices." About his piece Kunitaka Kokaji writes: "Chant d'amor II incorporates five Resonance and Double and three cadenzas. Resonance produces timbre (that Read more is, tonal vibration) by solo piano, and Double presents its annotation or variation of timbre by orchestra. This work proceeds by alteration or simultaneous presentation of these two." Akio Yasuraoka tells us that "Polifonia is not a viola concerto, but the viola is positioned at the core of the piece. The orchestra, whose woodwind section has two players for each part, is minutely divided especially in the string section, creating various conditions that prepare the way for colorful expression by a solo viola." Takayoshi Yanagida writes about his piece Memory of Time for Orchestra: "Memory - some memories you cannot forget and other memories make their way back into your mind. Some memories cannot be erased however you may try to dispel them, while others arouse your longing for the golden days of old. All of them belong to your past, but they project what you are now. The future is linked to the present in that it serves as a vantage point from which to look back to the present. In this process, time begins to leave traces of its existence by transforming itself into memories." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem for Orchestra by Keiichi Morigaki
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Japan 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1999 
Venue:  Live  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Japan 
Length: 14 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Chant d'amour II by Kunitaka Kokaji
Performer:  Masako Nakai (Piano)
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Japan 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1999 
Venue:  Live  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Japan 
Length: 14 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Polifonia for Viola and Orchestra by Akio Yasuraoka
Performer:  Yayoi Hasegawa (Viola)
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995-1996; Japan 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1999 
Venue:  Live  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Japan 
Length: 16 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
Memory of Time by Takayoshi Yanagida
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Japan 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1999 
Venue:  Live  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Japan 
Length: 19 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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