Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Quatrain (1975)

for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1975
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Editor : Salabert, Paris, nº EAS 17974
    • Commission: la radio FM de Tokyo pour le deux centième anniversaire du TDK Original Concert
Detailed formation
  • solistes : clarinet, violin, cello, piano
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo, alto flute), 2 oboes (also English horn), 4 clarinets (also E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 5 percussionists [ou 6] , 2 harp, guitar, celesta, 12 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 1 September 1975
    Location :

    Japon, Tokyo


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre philharmonique New Japan et l'ensemble Tashi : Richard Stolzman : clarinette, Ida Kafafian : violon, Fred Sherry : violoncelle, Peter Serkin : piano, direction : Seiji Ozawa.