Japanese Echoes - Hommage à Claude Debussy
The six works by Japanese composers were initiated and premiered by Duo Imaginaire in 2015.
As a homage to Claude Debussy each chose a piano prelude by Debussy to which they composed a reciprocal work to reflect his fascination for Japanese culture, his sensitivity for time and space as well as his expansive sonority.
Here is a detailed description of this project.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): “Canope”
Takashi Fujii (*1959): “Annotation on a Japanese Lullaby”
Claude Debussy: “Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir”
Asako Miyaki (*1967): “The garden of afterimage II - butterfly pattern”
Claude Debussy: “Des pas sur la neige”
Yasuko Yamaguchi (*1969): “Die Entdeckung der Freude im Schnee”
Claude Debussy: “Brouillards“
Kumiko Omura (*1970): “À travers le brouillard”
Claude Debussy: “Feuilles mortes“
Takayuki Rai (*1954): “Misty Stillness”
Claude Debussy: “La danse du Puck”
Satoshi Minami (*1955): “Soundprints”