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Composer Name: Lukas Foss

Composition Name: For Toru

Composition Date:                       1996 
Configuration:                         String Quartet
Featured Instrument:                   Flute
                                       Double Bass
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                11:15
Players:                               6
Commissioned by:                       Music From Japan
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
Performers:                            Marya Martin, flute; Flux Quartet w/David Arend, dbass
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

World Premiere Venue:                  Merkin Concert Hall
World Premiere City:                   New York
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan
World Premiere Date:                   2/9/97
World Premiere Performers:             Marya Martin, Flux Quartet w/David Arend
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:                              "...proceeds as Takemitsu's music often does: from a slow, low-
                                       lying, misty opening, the music emerges steadily into the light,
                                       the individual strands taking on increasingly sharper profiles."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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