MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Shigeaki Saegusa

Composition Name: Cello '88

Composition Date:                       1988 
Configuration:                         Solo
Featured Instrument:                   Cello
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                13:30
Players:                               1
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan, Inc.
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       The Works of Shigeaki Saegusa
Released:                              1993
Performers:                            Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Label Name:                            CBS/SONY
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           30DC-5235
Number of Copies:                       1 

World Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
World Premiere City:                   New York
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan, Inc.
World Premiere Date:                   1/23/88
World Premiere Performers:             Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York
Date:                                  
Performers:                            Fred Sherry
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Music:  Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      1/25/88
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "....Cello 88 went in quite another direction with their
                                       lyrical legato writing."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Crossing Cultures and Blending Textures
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      2/27/95
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Fred Sherry was the excellent cellist in the drone-based
                                       harmonies and fierce ostinatos of Shigeaki Saegusa's 'Cello '88'"
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The Strad
Title:                                 Concerts
Author/Critic:                         Ken Smith
Publication Date:                      5/95
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Cellist Fred Sherry provided one of the festival's performance
                                       highlights, jumping into...'Cello '88' with rhythmic abandon, moving
                                       the line along with occassionally violent contrasts..."
Origin (American/Japanese):            O

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