• Tan Dun
  • Water Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra (1998)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

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  • 0+2pic.2.1+bcl.1+cbn/2221/timp.2perc/hp/str (min 88663)
  • Percussion
  • 27 min

Programme Note

  

Water is an element you can’t block. You can block land, you can say this is China and this is Russia, but water has no such frontiers.

What I want to present… is music that is for listening to in a visual way, and watching in an audio way. I want it to be intoxicating. And I hope some people will listen and rediscover life's elements, things that are around us but we don’t notice.

—Tan Dun

Water Concerto was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic.


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Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra in Memory of Toru Takemitsu: Prelude. Largo molto rubato / I. Adagio molto misterioso
Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra in Memory of Toru Takemitsu: II. Andante Molto Animato
Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra in Memory of Toru Takemitsu: III. Allegro Molto Agitato

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