Japanese Works for Guitar with and without Flute

TŌRU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996): Toward the Sea for Guitar and Alto Flute, Nami no Bon for Guitar, Air for Solo Flute, ICHIRO NODAIRA (b.1953): Wave Recollections for Guitar, 3 Japanese Song Arrangements for Guitar and Flute, TAMI NODAIRA (b.1960): Water Drops for Guitar, 3 Japanese Song Arrangements for Guitar and Flute.

Catalogue Number: 08U071

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573911

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Many Japanese composers have shown particular affinity for the guitar, none more so than Toru Takemitsu. In Toward the Sea Takemitsu expands his unique sensibility and imaginative flair for the instrument’s colors and expressiveness to embrace the warmly elliptical sound of the alto flute. Ichiro Nodaira’s Wave Recollections evokes the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 in its exploration of the guitar’s acoustic properties- the quality of mankind’s relationship with nature runs as a theme through many of the evocative Japanese song arrangements in this program. Shin-ichi Fukuda (guitar), Shigenori Kudo (flutes).

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