Japanese-only release of two studio performances of Toru Takemitsu’s “Corona”, performed by Jim O’Rourke. “Corona for pianist(s)” (1962), played by O’Rourke on piano, Hammond organ & Fender Rhodes. Recorded in Tokyo, 2006. “To be performed, Takemitsu’s score must be ‘realized,’ either ahead of time or improvisationally; what O’Rourke plays here is his own ‘Tokyo realization’ of the piece; there is also a well known ‘London version’ recorded by Roger Woodward in 1973, reissued on CD in 2006 by Explore Records.” –Seth Tisue. Booklet includes a 34 x 48 cm foldout print of a 1969 painting by Fumio Nambata. An eloquent recording, one of the most crystalline of O’Rourke’s serious works; with packaging to match.
Toru Takemitsu (composer); Jim O’Rourke (piano, Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes)
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