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Takemitsu: Toward The Sea, Rain Tree, Rain Spell, Bryce


Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555859   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Erica GoodmanRobert AitkenSteven DannBob Becker,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Aitken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in June, 2001 and St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket in August, 2001. Selections recorded at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in June, 2001 and St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket in August, 2001. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
And Then I Knew It Was the Wind by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Erica Goodman (Harp), Robert Aitken (Flute), Steven Dann (Viola)
Conductor:  Robert Aitken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 12 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2.
Rain Tree by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Bob Becker (Percussion), Russ Hartenberger (Percussion), Ryan Scott (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 12 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Bryce by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  John Harvey Wyre (Percussion), Robin Engleman (Marimba), Sanya Eng (Harp),
Robert Aitken (Flute), Erica Goodman (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 10 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Itinerant by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Voice by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Rain Spell by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Joaquin Valdepeñas (Clarinet), Robin Engelman (Vibraphone), David Swan (Piano),
Erica Goodman (Harp), Robert Aitken (Flute)
Conductor:  Robert Aitken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7.
Air for Flute solo by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Toward the Sea I by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Alto Flute), Norbert Kraft (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto New Music Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Ontario, Canada 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Japan (1981).
Composition revised: Japan (1983).
Composition revised: Japan (1989). 

Sound Samples

Soshite, sore ga kaze de aru koto wo shitta (And then I knew 'twas wind): And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind
Ame no ki (Rain Tree): Rain Tree
Umi e (Toward the Sea): I - The Night
Umi e (Toward the Sea): II - Moby Dick
Umi e (Toward the Sea): III - Cape Cod
Bryce
Meguri (Itinerant): Itinerant
Voice
Air
Ame no jumon (Rain Spell): Rain Spell

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