Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Asterism (1967)

for piano and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1967
    • Publisher : Peters, New York, nº EP 66298
    • Commission: RCA
Detailed formation
  • soloist : piano
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, piccolo trumpet, 2 trumpets [en ut] , 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, 6 percussionists, 2 harp, celesta, 12 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 14 January 1969
    Location :

    Canada, Toronto


    Performers :

    Yuji Takahashi : piano, l'orchestre symphonique de Toronto, direction : Seiji Ozawa.