Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Arc II (1964 -1966)

for piano and two orchestras

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1964 - 1966
      Revision dates : 1976
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Commission: pour les Jeux olympiques de Tokyo
Detailed formation
  • soliste : piano
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 4 clarinets (also 1 E-flat clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), contrabassoon (also 3 bassoons), 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 5 trombones (also 1 bass trombone), tuba, 6 percussionists, harp, guitar, celesta, 18 violins, 8 violas, 7 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : October 1964
    Location :

    Japon, Tokyo


    Performers :

    Yuji Takahashi : piano, orchestre symphonique de la radio NHK, direction : Iroyuki Iwaki.

  • Date : January 1977
    Location :

    États-Unis, New York


    Performers :

    Peter Serkin : piano, Orchestre Philharmonique de New-York, direction : Pierre Boulez.

Table of contents

  1. Textures
  2. Reflexion
  3. Coda