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Takemitsu: Quotation Of Dream; Two Signals From Heaven; How Slow The Wind; Twill By Twilight; Archipelago S; Dream/Window
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This is powerfully atmospheric, immediate music that will haunt you.
The sound and the performances are first rate and Oliver Knussen must be congratulated on doing such a fine job in bringing these excellent pieces to life.
The effect is indeed somewhat nautical and this recording exploits the space well.
The title piece is a perfect example of Takemitsu's orchestral writing, literally melding Japanese style with western using Debussy's "La Mer". Hauntingly beautiful.Published 11 months ago by Electric Head
All works on this disc were written between 1985 and 1993 and are thus examples of Takemitsu's later `Japanese garden' style with its strong influence by impressionism, Debussy in... Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by G.D.
This disc offers well-played performances of all these compositions, but as with all of the recordings I have heard of Knussen recording Takemitsu's music, the results are a bit... Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by James Rockhill
I have only recently begun listening to Takemitsu. Was introduced at a guitar recital. I have been slowly accumulating more of his compositions. Read morePublished on April 29, 2006 by Strat Man