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BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Tadaaki Otaka

Celebrating Radio 3's exploration of the mysterious, counter-cultural and unexpected side of Japanese music and arts, Tadaaki Otaka conducts the BBC NOW in music by Takemitsu.

Celebrating Radio 3's forthcoming week-long exploration of the mysterious, counter-cultural and unexpected side of Japanese music and arts, Tadaaki Otaka conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in music by Takemitsu.

Takemitsu: A String Around Autumn
Takemitsu: Fantasma-cantos for clarinet and orchestra

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

This year marks 30 years of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' relationship with Conductor Laureate, Tadaaki Otaka. Winner of the Elgar society medal for his interpretations of that composer's works, Otaka's association with the orchestra also resulted in commissions for Takemitsu. Here we explore works by this elder of the Japanese compositional scene and a performance of his musical mentor, Claude Debussy.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 21 Apr 2018 20:30

Music Played

  • Toru Takemitsu

    A Way a Lone II (for string orchestra)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Fantasma-cantos for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Richard Stoltzman. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.

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