Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Cassiopeia (1971)

for percussion and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1971
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Editor : Salabert, Paris, nº EAS 17970
    • Commission: Festival Ravinia de Chicago
Detailed formation
  • soliste : percussionist
  • 4 flutes (also 1 piccolo, 1 alto flute), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 4 clarinets (also 1 E-flat clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets (also 1 cornet), 3 trombones (also 1 bass trombone), tuba, 4 percussionists, 2 harp, electric guitar, celesta, 24 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 8 June 1971
    Location :

    États-Unis, Chicago


    Performers :

    Tsutomu Yamashita : percussion, Chicago Symphonic Orchestra, direction : Seiji Ozawa.