Takemitsu, Toru - Complete Works for Piano - Huisman, Lukas

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Although the composer once admitted that he took the title for Rain Tree Sketch from a can of shaving foam, the piece and several others in this invaluable collection share a watery theme which links them back to the music of Debussy as well as the more obvious influence of Messiaen. This collection of Takemitsu’s piano music is filled with a quizzical air and often touches of oblique humour, as though someone is smiling, somewhere. With warm, softly resounding chords and pitter-pattering melodic motifs above, Takemitsu’s piano so often evokes rain gently falling on earth and leaves. There are bright, brisk flashes of light as well as a pervasive undertone of melancholy, which in a work such as Les Yeux Clos can be accounted for by the work’s nature as a memorial to a friend. The poetic title of For Away is matched by the distant reverie of its notes: ‘my expression of extolment,’ according to the composer, ‘and an offering to the Galaxy of Life – a galaxy that is not the sole domain of mankind.’ This is among the most harmonically spare and experimental works on the album, whereas Litany (written in memory of Michael Vyner, the founder of the London Sinfonietta) draws inspiration from Eastern modes as well as their reinterpretation at the hands of Debussy and Messiaen. Perhaps the boldest piece Takemitsu wrote for piano is Piano Distance, which is notated without a clear metre in the hyper-distilled style of Webern. Born in 1987, the Belgian pianist Lukas Huisman has made a speciality of new music, studying with the likes of Ian Pace and Geoffrey Douglas Madge. Through these and other teachers he has immersed himself in the complex worlds of Brian Ferneyhough and Kaiksohru Sorabji, among others, requiring a phenomenal technique as well as an appetite for the unfamiliar and challenging. “Composing is giving meaning to that stream of sounds that penetrate the world we live in” , in short the credo of Toru Takemitsu. Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) is one of Japan’s foremost 20-th century composers, an innovator combining elements of oriental and occidental philosophy to create a sound uniquely his own, fusing opposites together such as sound with silence, the east with the west. This new recording presents Takemitsu’s complete works for piano solo. The titles speak for themselves: Rain Tree Sketch, Clouds, Breeze, Uninterrupted Rests, Far Away…music of great originality, opening new worlds of sound and consciousness. Lukas Huisman is one of Belgium’s foremost pianists specializing in unusual and often contemporary repertoire. He successfully recorded for Piano Classics the Symphonic Nocturne by Sorabji.
Artikelnummer PCL10147
Streckkod 5029365101479
Utgivningsdatum 2018-07-27
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Piano Classics
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Artister Huisman, Lukas
Kompositörer Takemitsu, Toru
Disk: 1
1 Rain Tree Sketch II
2 Les yeux clos II
3 Rain Tree Sketch
4 Les yeux clos
5 Piano Pieces for Children: I. Breeze
6 Piano Pieces for Children: II. Clouds
7 For Away
8 Piano Distance
9 Uninterrupted Rests: I. Slowly, Sadly and as if to
10 Uninterrupted Rests: II. Quietly and with a Cruel
11 Uninterrupted Rests: III. A Song of Love
12 Litany: I. Adagio
13 Litany: II. Lento misterioso
14 Romance
15 De Brauwer: Something, Something. ’n’ Rain ’n’ Suc
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