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Cat No: CKD432
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 15th July 2013
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (arr. marimba)
Fratres (arr. percussion)
Fur Alina (arr. vibraphone and crotales)
Spiegel im Spiegel (arr. marimba and bells)
New York Counterpoint (version for marimba)
Kuniko’s eagerly awaited second album includes world premiere recordings of the percussionist’s new arrangements of popular works by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich and Hywel Davies. All three composers have consulted upon, and approved, Kuniko’s arrangements on ‘Cantus’.
The pieces are arranged for five octave marimba or vibraphone and each was chosen to fully demonstrate the colours, depth and dynamics of the instrument.
Kuniko gave the world premiere performance of Reich’s New York Counterpoint version for marimba in New York in 2012. Kuniko won praise from the composer himself who stated: 'Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.’
The simplicity and beauty of Arvo Pärt’s music has won the composer many fans. In turn, Pärt is a fan of Kuniko’s arrangements, having approved the new versions premiered on this album. Kuniko has arranged four of his best-loved pieces, including Cantus, a fitting tribute to Benjamin Britten in 2013, his 100th anniversary year.
Purl Ground is an original piece written by British composer Hywel Davies, which Kuniko premiered at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011 to critical acclaim. The piece is arranged for solo marimba and makes excellent use of both tremolo and pianissimo effects.
Kuniko is a soloist who is recognised around the world as one of the most gifted and significant percussionists of her generation in today’s contemporary and classical music scene.
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