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Takemitsu: A Flock Descends, Etc / Otaka, Watkins, Bbc Wales


Release Date: 07/09/1996 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 760   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Paul Watkins
Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
The Wire (p.71) - "[P]owerfully expressionistic....A FLOCK is widely considered as Takemitsu's breakthrough piece..."
REVIEWS:
The Wire (p.71) - "[P]owerfully expressionistic....A FLOCK is widely considered as Takemitsu's breakthrough piece..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 12 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Dreamtime by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 14 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Star-Isle by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Orion and Pleiades by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello)
Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Japan 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 25 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Tori wa hoshigata no niwa ni oriru (A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden): A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
Yume no toki (Dreamtime): Dreamtime
Star-Isle
Orion to Pureadesu (Orion and Pleiades): I. Orion
Orion to Pureadesu (Orion and Pleiades): II. and
Orion to Pureadesu (Orion and Pleiades): III. Pleiades

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