Album

KAGAHI

KAGAHI

Release Date : 15 / Jan / 2021
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  1. 01 – Chromamorphe I, for ensemble
  2. 02 – Operation Euler, for 2 oboes
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins
  5. 05 – Sa, for solo horn
  6. 06 – Kagahi, for piano and orchestra – Match 1
  7. 07 – Kagahi, for piano and orchestra – Match 2
  8. 08 – Fallen Fuchsia Blossoms, for clarinet, violin and piano
  9. 09 – Stone, for violoncello
  10. 10 – Metatheses I, for piano
  11. 11 – Rosace I (ver. 2), for amplified violin
  12. 12 – Fur Dorsch und Stint, for accordion, electric guitar, baritone sax and piano
  13. 13 – Nikite, for ensemble
  14. 14 – Prajna Paramita, for voice, ensemble and 3 tapes

Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi


Tokyo contemporary soloists


Yoichi Sugiyama

Each CD is of a live concert devoted to the different facets of Takashi’s musical personality. The first focusses on the Takashi of the 1960s when he was immersed in Western modernism after years of study with Xenakis. These works feature an array of avant-garde techniques including polyrhythms, microtones, predetermined structures and elements decided through mathematical probability. The second CD is of music written after Takahashi’s years of transformation, when he rejected the modernism of his youth and embraced more traditional Eastern philosophy, resulting in music influenced by mysticism and ritual, nature and poetry. Like two sides of the same coin, these two CDs offer a complete portrayal of one of the most fascinating and significant musical figures of our time.

Yoichi Sugiyama collaborates on this recording with an outstanding ensemble of musicians, including Odradek alumnus, pianist Aki Kuroda.

01 – Chromamorphe I, for ensemble // KAGAHI
  1. 01 – Chromamorphe I, for ensemble // KAGAHI
  2. 02 – Operation Euler, for 2 oboes // KAGAHI
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble // KAGAHI
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins // KAGAHI
  5. 05 – Sa, for solo horn // KAGAHI
  6. 06 – Kagahi, for piano and orchestra – Match 1 // KAGAHI
  7. 07 – Kagahi, for piano and orchestra – Match 2 // KAGAHI
  8. 08 – Fallen Fuchsia Blossoms, for clarinet, violin and piano // KAGAHI
  9. 09 – Stone, for violoncello // KAGAHI
  10. 10 – Metatheses I, for piano // KAGAHI
  11. 11 – Rosace I (ver. 2), for amplified violin // KAGAHI
  12. 12 – Fur Dorsch und Stint, for accordion, electric guitar, baritone sax and piano // KAGAHI
  13. 13 – Nikite, for ensemble // KAGAHI
  14. 14 – Prajna Paramita, for voice, ensemble and 3 tapes // KAGAHI