Debussy & Takemitsu for strings

Debussy & Takemitsu for strings

Debussy & Takemitsu for strings
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 512
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Booklet available for download
  • String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: I. Anime et tres decide (arr. Jonathan Morton)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: I. Anime et tres decide (arr. Jonathan Morton)

    06:47
    $4.80
  • String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: II. Assez vif et bien rythme (arr. Jonathan Morton)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: II. Assez vif et bien rythme (arr. Jonathan Morton)

    04:06
    $2.40
  • String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: III. Andantino, doucement expressif (arr. Jonathan Morton)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: III. Andantino, doucement expressif (arr. Jonathan Morton)

    07:50
    $4.80
  • String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: IV. Tres modere (arr. Jonathan Morton)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: IV. Tres modere (arr. Jonathan Morton)

    07:40
    $4.80
  • Three Film Scores, Black Rain: II. Funeral Music
    Composer(s) Toru Takemitsu
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Three Film Scores, Black Rain: II. Funeral Music

    04:20
    $2.40
  • Preludes, Book 1, L. 117: VIII. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Colin Matthews)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Preludes, Book 1, L. 117: VIII. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Colin Matthews)

    04:32
    $2.40
  • Three Film Scores, Jose Torres: I. Music of Training and Rest
    Composer(s) Toru Takemitsu
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Three Film Scores, Jose Torres: I. Music of Training and Rest

    04:39
    $2.40
  • Children’s Corner, L. 113: II. Jimbo’s Lullaby (arr. James Manson)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Children’s Corner, L. 113: II. Jimbo’s Lullaby (arr. James Manson)

    04:05
    $2.40
  • Nostalghia
    Composer(s) Toru Takemitsu
    Artist(s) Jonathan Morton Scottish Ensemble

    Nostalghia

    11:23
    $7.20

Total running time: 55 minutes.

Album information

Fusing French and Japanese influences, SE's new recording features works by Takemitsu and Debussy, two composers who share an instinctive feeling for instrumental colour and sensuous textures. SE combines the intimacy and unity of a string quartet with the force and power of an ensemble in this unique and beautiful recording.

SE's reputation for excellent string arrangements (established with important commissions from the late Rudolph Barshai) continues with Jonathan Morton's arrangement of Debussy's String Quartet. The variety of string techniques and the wide palette of instrumental colours Debussy employed are all enhanced by the larger string ensemble, particularly in the sumptuously beautiful slow movement.

In addition, the attractively lyrical Girl with the Flaxen Hair has been orchestrated for string ensemble and two harps by Colin Matthews.

Takemitsu's contribution to the string orchestra repertoire includes two contrasting film scores inspired by the French Impressionists. Finishing the album is Takemitsu's hauntingly melancholic Nostalghia, with a heartfelt solo violin melody by Jonathan Morton.