Rolf Hind, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen - Toru Takemitsu: Green/ Arc
Takemitsu's ambitious two-part work for large ensemble and piano, Arc, is paired with Green, composed, as Takemitsu said, 'from a wish to enter into the secrets of Debussy's music'.
"This performance, recorded live at the Festival Hall in 1998, constantly grabs the ear with its mixture of sweeping string themes and energetic piano-writing (crisply played by Rolf Hind)."
The Daily Telegraph
"Oliver Knussen, a passionate Takemitsu enthusiast for over 30 years, directs utterly convincing accounts of even the work's texturally densest passages. These are live recordings, but the sound quality is absolutely stunning in its vivid clarity and presence."
BBC Music Magazine