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Hosokawa: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 / Jun Markl, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Hosokawa / Royal Scottish National Orch / Maerkl
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Toshio Hosokawa
Performer:  Stefan DohrMomo KodamaAnssi Karttunen
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Japanese musicians have often taken the connection between man and nature as their theme and award-winning composer Toshio Hosokawa stands strongly in that artistic lineage. His Horn Concerto ‘Moment of Blossoming’ imagines the solo instrument as a lotus flower and the orchestra as the cosmos. The theme of the blossoming lotus continues in the piano concerto Lotus under the moonlight and in the songful Chant for cello and orchestra, influenced by Shômyô singing (the ceremonial music of Japanese Buddhism). The Horn Concerto was co-commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and London’s Barbican Centre. Japanese musicians have often taken the connection between man and nature as their theme and award-winning composer Toshio Hosokawa stands strongly in that artistic lineage. His Horn Concerto ‘Moment of Blossoming’ imagines the solo instrument as a lotus flower and the orchestra as the cosmos. The theme of the blossoming lotus continues in the piano concerto Lotus under the moonlight and in the songful Chant for cello and orchestra, influenced by Shômyô singing (the ceremonial music of Japanese Buddhism). The Horn Concerto was co-commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and London’s Barbican Centre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for French Horn "Moment of Blossoming" by Toshio Hosokawa
Performer:  Stefan Dohr (French Horn)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Written: 2010 
2. Lotus under the moonlight by Toshio Hosokawa
Performer:  Momo Kodama (Piano)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
3. Chant by Toshio Hosokawa
Performer:  Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Written: 2009 

Sound Samples

Horn Concerto, "Moment of Blossoming"
Lotus under the moonlight
Chant

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