MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Yoshihisa Taira

Composition Name: Penombres III

Composition Date:                       1987 
Configuration:                         Small Ensemble
Featured Instrument:                   Harp
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                X
Players:                               FLEX
Commissioned by:                       French Government
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y


American Premiere Venue:               The Asia Society
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             Music From Japan
American Premiere Date:                2/25/89
American Premiere Performers:          A. Shinozaki, MFJ Chamber ensemble
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Harp Enchantment in Jap. Mode
Author/Critic:                         Allan Kozinn
Publication Date:                      2/27/89
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              The ensemble should not have needed direction:  most of the
                                       work's energy and complexity was in the harp writing.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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