KUNIKO - cantus - Infodad

Kuniko Kato, who generally uses only the name Kuniko, is a very fine percussionist who is strongly dedicated to the music of contemporary composers - so strongly that she not only gives world premières of their music but also arranges some of their works for percussion so she can perform them as well...The disc will be of most interest to fans of Pärt, since four of the six works here are by him: Für Alina (1976/2012) for vibraphone and crotales; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (1977/2012) for marimba; Fratres (1977/2012) for marimba and vibraphone; and Spiegel im Spiegel (1978/2012) for marimba and bells. Kuniko's arrangements are attractive, and she certainly plays them well...The works by Pärt are interspersed with Reich's New York Counterpoint (1985/2012) for marimba and Davies' Purl Ground (2003)...

29 August 2013