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Artistic Supervisor:Toru Takemitsu 1986-1998

No. 1 TORU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996)

October 15, 1986 SUNTORY HALL OPENING SERIES

Toru Takemitsu: Gémeaux for Oboe, Trombone, 2 Orchestras and 2 Conductors〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Michiyoshi Inoue / Tadaaki Otaka, Conductor
Burkhard Glaetzner, Oboe
Vinko Globokar, Trombone
New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
George Benjamin: Ringed by the Flat Horizon〔Japan Premiere〕
Toru Takemitsu: Gémeaux for Oboe, Trombone, 2 Orchestras and 2 Conductors〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 2 IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001)

October 24, 1986 SUNTORY HALL OPENING SERIES

Iannis Xenakis: Horos〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Program
François-Bernard Mâche: La peau du silence I〔Japan Premiere〕
Olivier Messiaen: Chronochomie
Iannis Xenakis: Horos〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 3 ISANG YUN (1917-1995)

November 13, 1986 SUNTORY HALL OPENING SERIES

Isang Yun: Symphony IV in 2 Sätzen-im Dunkeln singen〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Isang Yun: Invocation〔Japan Premiere〕
Keith Gifford: Late Snow〔Japan Premiere〕
Hans Zender: Zeitströme〔Japan Premiere〕
Witold Lutoslawski: Musique funèble
Isang Yun: Symphony IV in 2 Sätzen-im Dunkeln singen〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 4 JOHN CAGE (1912-1992)

December 8, 1986 SUNTORY HALL OPENING SERIES

John Cage: Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras 〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Hiroyuki Iwaki, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Joji Yuasa, Conductor
Michiko Katsube / Toshiko Tsunemori / Konomi Nagoya, Soprano
Kazuko Nagai, Mezzo-Soprano
Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Christian Wolff: Exercise 24〔World Premier〕
Christian Wolff: Exercise 25〔World Premier〕
Eric Satie: Socrate〔Japan Premiere〕
Anton Webern: Symphony, op.21
John Cage: Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras 〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 5 SYLVANO BUSSOTTI (1931-)

February 10, 1987 SUNTORY HALL OPENING SERIES

Sylvano Bussotti: Il Catalogo é Questo IV “H III” -primo poema per orchestra〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Tadaaki Otaka, Conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Giorgio Battistelli: Il Racconto di Monsieur B.〔World Premiere〕
Felix Mendelsshon-Bartholdy: Symphony No.4 in A major, op.90 “Italian”
Sylvano Bussotti: Il Catalogo é Questo IV “H III” -primo poema per orchestra〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 6 WOLFGANG RIHM (1952-)

October 31, 1987 SUNTORY HALL 1ST ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Wolfgang Rihm: Unbenannt II〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Michiyoshi Inoue, Conductor
Aki Takahashi, Piano
New Japan Philharmonic
Program
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c minor, op.67
Helmut Lachenmann: Fassade for Large Orchestra 〔Japan Premiere〕
Robert Schumann: Gesang der Frühe, op.133
Wolfgang Rihm: Unbenannt II〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 7 BERNARD RANDS (1934-)

November 14, 1987 SUNTORY HALL 1ST ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Bernard Rands: Ceremonial II〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazuhiro Koizumi, Conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Luciano Berio: Entrada〔Japan Premiere〕
Luciano Berio: Encore〔Japan Premiere〕
Bernard Rands: Suites 1&2 “Le Tambourin”〔Japan Premiere〕
Bernard Rands: Ceremonial II〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Claude Debussy: La mer

No. 8 LUIGI NONO (1924-1990)

November 28, 1987

Luigi Nono: 2) No hay caminos, hay que caminar.....Andrei Tarkovski〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Ken Takaseki, Conductor
Kenji Kobayashi, Violin
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Ottaviano Petrucci (Revision by Bruno Maderna): Suite da Odhecaton
Luigi Nono: 2) No hay caminos, hay que caminar.....Andrei Tarkovski〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Salvatore Sciarrino: “Allegoria della Notte” for Violin and Orchestra〔Japan Premiere〕
Anton Webern: 6 Stücke for Orchestra, op.6 (Original Version)

No. 9 LUIS DE PABLO (1930-)

November 4, 1988 SUNTORY HALL 2ND ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Luis de Pablo: Senderos del Aire (Wind’s Paths)〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Hiroyuki Iwaki, Conductor
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Arnord Schönberg: Begleitungmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene, op.34〔Japan Premiere〕
Christóbal Halffter: Parafraisis〔Japan Premiere〕
Igor Stravinsky: Variations for Orchestra-A.Huxley in memorium
Luis de Pablo: Senderos del Aire (Wind’s Paths)〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 10 LUKAS FOSS (1922-2009)

December 2, 1988

Lukas Foss: Clarinet Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Yuzo Toyama, Conductor
Yoshiaki Suzuki, Clarinet
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Oliver Knussen: Music for a Puppet Court-Puzzle Pieces for Two Chamber Orchestras after John Lloyd, op.11〔Japan Premiere〕
Lukas Foss: Clarinet Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps

No. 11 RODION SHCHDRIN (1932-)

November 2, 1989 SUNTORY HALL 3RD ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Rodion Shchedrin: Khorovody for Orchestra〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Naohiro Totsuka, Conductor
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Alfred Schnittke: Ritual for Orchestra〔Japan Premiere〕
Rodion Shchedrin: Khorovody for Orchestra〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Modest Musorgsky / Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

No. 12 ROGER REYNOLDS (1934-)

October 25, 1990 SUNTORY HALL 4TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Roger Reynolds: Symphony “Myths”〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kotaro Sato, Conductor
Naoko Imai, Organ
Jun Shiraishi , Yoshihiro Kanno, Ondes Martenot (Synthesizer)
Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, Bass Chorus
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Edgard Varèse: Ecuatorial〔Japan Premiere〕
Roger Reynolds: Symphony “Myths”〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Kaija Saariaho: Verblendungen for Tape and Orchestra〔Japan Premiere〕
Arnord Shönberg: 5 Orchesterstück, op.16

No. 13 ARNE NORDHEIM (1931-2010)

April 2, 1991 SUNTORY HALL 5TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Arne Norheim: Monolith〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Yuzo Toyama, Conductor
Kishiko Suzumi, Violin
New Japan Philharmonic
Program
Cecilie Ore: Porphyre〔Japan Premiere〕
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto
Arne Norheim: Monolith〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 14 PER NØRGÅRD (1932-)

October 7, 1991 SUNTORY HALL 5TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

Per Nørgård: Tidsrum (Space of Time) for Orchestra with Piano〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazufumi Yamashita, Conductor
Aki Takahashi, Piano
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Hans Gefors: Twine-Music No.3 for Orchestra〔Japan Premiere〕
Per Nørgård: Tidsrum (Space of Time) for Orchestra with Piano〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major, op.82

No. 15 JOSÉ MACEDA (1917-2004)

May 24, 1992

José Maceda: Distemperament〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Yuji Takahashi, Conductor
Tadao Sawai, Koto
New Japan Philharmonic
Program
Edgard Varèse: Intégrales
Iannis Xenakis: Kyania〔Japan Premiere〕
Yuji Takahashi: Thread Cogwheels for Koto and Orchestra
José Maceda: Distemperament〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 16 HANS WERNER HENZE (1926-2012)

November 26, 1992

Hans Werner Henze: Drei geistliche Konzerte for Trumpet and Instrument Ensemble〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Oliver Knussen, Conductor
Tsugio Tokunaga, Violin
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Program
Igor Stravinsky: Ode
Toshiro Saruya: Fiber of the Breath〔World Premiere〕
Hans Werner Henze: Drei geistliche Konzerte for Trumpet and Instrument Ensemble〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 17 TAN DUN (1957-)

July 1, 1993

Tan Dun: Orchestral Theatre II: Re For divided Orchestra, Bass Voice and Audience with 2 Conductors〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Hiroyuki Iwaki / Tan Dun, Conductor
Aki Takahashi, Prepared Piano
Wang Ming Jun, Xun
Chikara Kishimoto, Bass
The Tokyo Symphony
Program
Dmitry Shostakovich: October, Symphonic Poem, op.131
John Cage: Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Tan Dun: Orchestral Theatre I: Xun for 11 Ceramic Xun, Orchestral and Members’ Voice
Tan Dun: Orchestral Theatre II: Re For divided Orchestra, Bass Voice and Audience with 2 Conductors〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 18 MAGNUS LINDBERG (1958-)

June 11, 1994

Magnus Lindberg: Aura-In Memoriam Witold Lutoslawski〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazufumi Yamashita, Conductor
Anssi Karttunen, Cello
The Tokyo Symphony
Program
Julian Anderson: Pavillons en l’air
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Canto di speranza-Cantata for Cello and Small Orchestra
Magnus Lindberg: Aura-In Memoriam Witold Lutoslawski〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 19 OLIVER KNUSSEN (1952-)

October 7, 1994

Oliver Knussen: Horn Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Oliver Knussen, Conductor
Lucy Shelton, Soprano
Barry Tuckwell, Horn
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Program
Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks
Thomas Adès: …but all shall be well
Alban Berg: Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg, op.4
Ferrucio Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque; Des Mannes Wiegenlied am Sarge seiner Mutter, op.42
Oliver Knussen: Horn Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 20 R.MURRAY SCHAFER (1933-)

July 8, 1995

R.Murray Schefer: Manitou〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Conductor
The Tokyo Symphony
Program
Chris Paul Harman: Let me die before I wake〔Japan Premiere〕
R.Murray Schefer: Manitou〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.4, op.29 “The Inextinguishable”

No. 21 ZYGMUNT KRAUZE (1938-)

October 30, 1996 SUNTORY HALL 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

Zygmunt Krauze: Piano Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Conductor
Zygmunt Krauze, Piano
The Tokyo Symphony
Program
Philippe Manoury: Prelude and Wait
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Stanislaw i Anna Oswiecimowie
Zygmunt Krauze: Piano Concerto〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

No. 22 PETER SCULTHORPE (1929-2014)

October 13, 1998

Peter Sculthorpe: Great Sandy Island〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕

Performers
Kazufumi Yamashita, Conductor
Tomoshige Yamamoto, Violin
Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Hidemaro Konoe (arr.): Etenraku
Toru Takemitsu: Dreamtime
Barry Conyngham: Ice Carving
Peter Sculthorpe: Great Sandy Island〔Commissioned Work, World Premiere〕
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