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Japanese Echoes / Duo Imaginaire


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Tyxart   Catalog #: 17099  
Composer:  Claude DebussySatoshi MinamiYasuko YamaguchiTakashi Fujii,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hints of music from the Far East, namely the Japanese pentatonic (sometimes modified), appear in many works of Debussy such as Chansons de Bilitis and Le Martyre de Saint-Sebastien as well as in several of the Preludes for piano. The answer to these Preludes on behalf of Japanese composers is a form of musical Haiku or rather Waka (respondent poem). It presents the chosen Prelude in a new perspective and illustrates for the listener Debussy‘s relationship to Japanese culture. In return, Debussy‘s huge influence on Japanese composers becomes perceptible as a source of inspiration for them. As a homage to Claude Debussy the six Japanese composers Takashi Fujii, Satoshi Minami, Asako Miyaki, Kumiko Omura, Takayuki Rai und Yasuko Yamaguchi each Read more wrote a piece for clarinet and harp that is related to one of the preludes by Debussy. These preludes are originally composed for piano solo and were transcribed for clarinet and harp by Duo Imaginiare. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Préludes, Book 1: no 11, La danse de Puck by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
2.
Soundprint No. 4 by Satoshi Minami
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
3.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
4.
Die Entdeckung der Freude im Schnee by Yasuko Yamaguchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
5.
Préludes, Book 2: no 10, Canope by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
6.
Annotation on a Japanese Lullaby by Takashi Fujii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
7.
Préludes, Book 2: no 1, Broulliards by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
8.
À travers le brouillard by Kumiko Omura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
9.
Préludes, Book 2: no 2, Feuilles mortes by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
10.
Misty Stillness by Takayuki Rai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
11.
Préludes, Book 1: no 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
12.
The Garden of Afterimage II (Butterfly Pattern) by Asako Miyaki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Imaginaire
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 

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