Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Aki - Autumn (1973)

for biwa, shakuhachi and orchestra
[Automne]

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1973
    • Duration : 18 mn
    • Editor : Salabert, Paris, nº EAS 17976
    • Commission: Kinshi Tsuruta
Detailed formation
  • solistes : shakuhachi, ohter plucked strings [biwa]
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo, alto flute, bass flute), 2 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, 4 percussionists, 2 harp, celesta, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 13 September 1973
    Location :

    Japon, Tokyo


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre philharmonique New Japan, Kinshi Tsuruta : biwa, Katsuya Yokohama : shakuachi, direction : Seiji Ozawa.