MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Toru Takemitsu

Composition Name: Toward the Sea

Composition Date:                       1981 
Configuration:                         Duets
Featured Instrument:                   Flute
                                       Guitar
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                13'
Players:                               2
Commissioned by:                       Green Peace Foundation
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
Performers:                            Tara Helen O'Connor, alto flute; Norio Sato, guitar
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Digital Audio Tape
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   A
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           2/9/97

Recording Title:                       2
Performers:                            Pierre-Yves Artaud, alto flute, Norio Sato, guitar
Label Name:                            Fontec
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Item Number:                           FOCD3255

Recording Title:                       1
Performers:                            Hiroshi Koizumi, alto flute, Norio Sato, guitar
Label Name:                            RCA
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Item Number:                           BVCC2523

Recording Title:                       Works for Flute and Guitar
Released:                              1994
Performers:                            Mikael Helasvuo, alto flute, Jukka Savijoki, guitar
Label Name:                            Ondine
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   O
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     O
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           ODE839-2
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       5
Performers:                            Sebastian Bell, alto flute, John Williams, guitar
Label Name:                            Sony Classical
Recording Format:                      Laser Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Item Number:                           SRLM1073

World Premiere City:                   Tokyo
World Premiere Date:                   5/31/81
World Premiere Performers:             Hiroshi Koizumi and Norio Sato

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 Asia Society
City:                                  New York
Date:                                  
Performers:                            William Anderson, Tara Helen O'Connor
Name of Publisher:                     Schott Japan Company Ltd.
Date:                                  1981
Origin (American/Japanese):            J
Single Score/Compilation:              S
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Tribute to Takemitsu Evokes a Private...
Author/Critic:                         Allan Kozinn
Publication Date:                      2/11/97
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Gentleness pervades works like...'Toward the Sea' (1981)"
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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