London Sinfonietta Label
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Toru Takemitsu: Green/ ArcTakemitsu

Toru Takemitsu’s Japanese garden inspired ambitious two-part work for large ensemble and piano, Arc, and his classic work Green, composed, as Takemitsu said: 'from a wish to enter into the secrets of Debussy's music', recorded live in 1998 with conductor Oliver Knussen and pianist Rolf Hind.


Valuable release that shines a searching light on ‘early’ Takemitsu.’ Gramophone

This performance, recorded live at the Festival Hall in 1998, constantly grabs the ear with its mixture of sweeping string themes and energetic piano-writing (crisply played by Rolf Hind).’ The Telegraph


1 Toru Takemitsu: Green (November Steps II)
London Sinfonietta / Oliver Knussen

2 -7 Toru Takemitsu: Arc
Rolf Hind piano | London Sinfonietta / Oliver Knussen


Cat # SINF CD3-2006



Arc and Green were recorded live (UK Premiere) by Sound Intermedia on 28 October 1998 st the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Produced and edited by Sound Intermedia. Arc is published by Edition Salabert, Paris and Green is published by Peters Edition Ltd.