Composer Name: Somei Satoh

Composition Name: Toward the Night

Composition Date:                       1991 
Configuration:                         String Quartet
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                14:17
Players:                               4
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan, Inc.
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       Toward the Night
Performers:                            Endless
Label Name:                            Fontec
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           FOCD-3169
Number of Copies:                       1 

World Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
World Premiere City:                   New York
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan
World Premiere Date:                   2/8/91
World Premiere Performers:             Kronos Quartet

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 Japan Society
City:                                  New York City
Performers:                            Solisti New York
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Crossing Cultures and Blending Textures
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      2/27/95
Reaction:                              Negative
Synopsis:                              "'Toward the Night' shared Mr. Ichiyanagi's love of muted,
                                       disembodied held notes, but the harmonic style was almost always
                                       dictated by the instruments employed."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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