MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Toru Takemitsu

Composition Name: From far beyond Chrysanthemums & November fog

Composition Date:                       1983 
Configuration:                         Duets
Featured Instrument:                   Violin
                                       Piano Forte
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                7'
Players:                               2
Commissioned by:                       2nd Int'l Competition of Japan
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
Performers:                            Ida Kavafian, violin; David Oei, piano
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:                       1
Performers:                            Takashi Shimizu, vn, Kumi Ogano, pf
Label Name:                            Fontec
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Item Number:                           FOCD3254

Recording Title:                       2
Performers:                            Takeshi Kobayashi, violin, Joseph Hala, piano
Label Name:                            Epson
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Item Number:                           TYMK002D

World Premiere City:                   Tokyo
World Premiere Sponsor:                2nd Int'l Comp. of Japan
World Premiere Date:                   12/83

American Premiere Venue:               The Asia Society
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             MFJ
American Premiere Date:                12/20/86
American Premiere Performers:          Harada, Basquin

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 Merkin Concert Hall
City:                                  New York
Date:                                  
Performers:                            Ida Kavafian, violin; David Oei, piano
Name of Publisher:                     Schott Japan Company Ltd.
Date:                                  1983
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Koichiro Harada
Author/Critic:                         Will Crutchfield
Publication Date:                      12/22/86
Reaction:                              Neutral
Synopsis:                              "...the kind of overspecific notation that has done much to sour mains
                                       mainstream performers on contemporary music...But...one is caught
                                       up in the meticulous exploration..."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
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:                              "Wind and water imagery, presented in a stylized pointillism,
                                       pours forth from...the evocative 'From far beyond Chrysanthemums
                                       and November fog' (1983) for violin and piano"
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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