Takemitsu: Fantasma/Cantos; Water-Ways; Waves; Quatrain II

COMPOSERS: Takemitsu
LABELS: RCA Victor Red Seal
WORKS: Fantasma/Cantos; Water-Ways; Waves; Quatrain II
PERFORMER: Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Tashi, etc
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 62537 2 ADD
Stoltzman must be Takemitsu’s ideal clarinettist, agile and capable of the most stunning timbral and dynamic range. In Fantasma/Cantos he shapes each mystic phrase with exquisite poise and understanding. Tremulous harps and vibraphones are the background to Water-Ways, where Stoltzman shares breathtaking duets with pianist Peter Serkin. Waves, for trombones, horn and bass drum, has a more sombre complexion. Quatrain II is an arrangement of an earlier orchestral piece. Nicholas Williams