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Somei Satoh: Kisetsu, Kyokoku and Violin Concerto
Posted By : v4v | Date : 28 Feb 2022 17:58:22 | Comments : 7

Somei Satoh: Kisetsu, Kyokoku and Violin Concerto
classical / avant-garde | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | 188 MB, RS
Label: Camerata, 2004 | Time: 62:55

Largely self-taught as a composer Somei Satoh came to musical creation through the spiritual exercises of both Shintoism and Zen Buddhism. In early 1970s, after his attending the Nihon University of Art, Satoh joined the Tone Field performance group, an experimental inter-arts ensemble which performed his earliest composition. These early compositions include those for solo piano or for piano with electronics in which he explored gradations of sound by employing tremolos of single tones or clusters using the instrument's various registers of dynamics. In some ways, Satoh's techniques and career path paralleled those of the American minimalists. His music, like theirs, has developed in complexity and sophistication over the years. Over the course of the 1970s, his instrumental palette diversified and his music took on a greater melodiousness. By the 1980s, his music became more sensual after the model of the Romantic tradition. He received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, and the New York Philharmonic. Currently, Satoh tends to focus his work on large orchestral forces.

1. Kisetsu, for orchestra (1999) [16:09]
2. Kyokoku, for baritone & orchestra (1991) [21:21]
3. Violin Concerto (2002) [25:25]

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Katsunori Kono, baritone
Tokio Metropolitan SO
Tetsuji Honna, cond.

Somei Satoh wrote his violin concerto for Anne Akiko Meyers.


All credit goes to Gfox

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Posted By: v4v Date: 28 Feb 2022 18:08:38
It is to add to the recent ooliver and peachfuzz uploads:
Posted By: d'Avignon Date: 28 Feb 2022 18:24:26
Great!! I was hoping some more Satoh would come up after ooliver's post, and it does. Thank you v4v
Posted By: basa005 Date: 28 Feb 2022 19:44:54
un altro grande post,
da 'meditazione'.
grazie v4v!
Posted By: dangdang Date: 01 Mar 2022 08:01:34
I didn't have this!
A line is written when its pronunciation is long e.g. John Zorn could be 'Zyon Zōn'
Japanese people however usually do not use that (possibly because of key arrangement).
Posted By: AltvioolToon Date: 01 Mar 2022 09:45:50
Many thanks and regards from The Netherlands.
Posted By: tapio Date: 01 Mar 2022 14:11:31
Many thanks from the eastern neighbor of the Netherlands :-)
So is it Sōmei Satō or Somei Sato?-)
Posted By: v4v Date: 02 Mar 2022 00:34:41
tapio, I love it in any spelling but do not try to transcribe 'Satō Sōmei' in Russian – you will be immediately involved in a war between two schools of thought re Cyrillization of Japanese :) Glad we have yet another member who has interested in the contemporary music scene )
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