Thursday, December 31, 2020

YUJI TAKAHASHI – Seasons (ALM Records ‎– AL-14 / LP-1977)




Label: ALM Records ‎– AL-14
Format: Vinyl, LP / Country: Japan / Released: 1977
Style: Post-Modern, Avant-garde, Experimental
Live concert "Yuji Takahashi plays J.S. Bach & J. Cage", May 30. 1974.
Art Direction – Nobukage Torii
Artwork – Tatsuya Yamaguchi
Engineer – Kousaku Urano
Other [Concert Planner, Promoter] – Tost
Producer – Yukio Kojima
Composed By – J.S. Bach (tracks: B2), John Cage (tracks: A1 to B1)
Comes with insert in japanese language.
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): AL-14-A 1S 2
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): AL-14-B 1S 2

side 1:
A1 - (John Cage) - Cheap Imitation [Excerpts] ......................................................... 6:40
A2 – (John Cage) - Metamorphosis ........................................................................ 16:43

side 2:
B1 - (John Cage) - The Seasons, Ballet In One Act ................................................ 15:26
B2 - (J.S. Bach) - Toccata No. 2 In C-Minor BWV911 .............................................. 11:12

YUJI TAKAHASHI – piano

Cheap Imitation written in 1969.
Metamorphosis written in 1938.
The Seasons, Ballet In One Act written in 1947.

All pieces recorded from the live concert "Yuji Takahashi plays J.S. Bach & J. Cage", May 30. 1974.




Note:
Track B1 - The Seasons, Ballet In One Act, is stated on both the back cover and the label to last 14:40, however, the actual duration is 15:26. 



If you find it, buy this album!

44 comments:

  1. YUJI TAKAHASHI – Seasons (ALM Records ‎– AL-14 / LP-1977)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+ Artwork (496.62 MB)


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    Regards.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR...!!!

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  2. Thank you Vitko and Happy New Year and all good health to you and yours!

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  3. Thank you, thank you! Happy New Year!

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  4. Thanks very much Vitko, Happy New Year!

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  5. Happy New Year. Many thanks for this fantastic music!

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  6. Thank you Vitko, another divine set.
    This is so good that the mind stops. Never heard of it before.

    Stay healthy, and of course, Happy New Year!

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  7. Many many THANKS & Happy New 2021!

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  8. Another sublime rarity! Bravo, and best for 2021.

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  9. Thanks a lot for the excellent December posts!
    Happy New Year

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  10. Hi, Vitko. Thank you so much!!
    Happy New Year!!
    All the best!!

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  11. For some reason the sheer musicality of many Cage pieces comes as a surprise, a delightful one I must say. Thanks for the rip, wishing you the best in 2021.

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  12. ...in this sad period we need THIS FINE MUSIC!!! ThanxaLotVITKO!

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  13. 4 amazing posts. much thanks. happy new year vitko.

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  14. I am so grateful for this share - thank-you again!

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  15. Thanks a lot and Happy New Year to you Vitko and to all people here at your blog!

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  16. Thank you so much for another great LP.

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  17. thanks for this rare (at least to me)album. as always, top quality. Happy new year.

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  18. Thank you very very much as always and Happy New Year.

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  19. Well, Cage is not my favorite composer. I think that a lot of his compositions are way to unwieldy, but the recordings by Yuri Takahashi are well worth to listen to. One more thanks for an LP by an artist, I didn't know by now.
    Uwe

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  20. Tremendous and historic session. Thanks!

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  21. BIG THX FOR ALL ALBUMS!...
    HAVE A GREAT YEAR!...

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  22. Thanks a lot for this!! Super excited to hear it!

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  23. Thank you Vitko.
    Beatiful music!...and I remembering late P. Serkin.

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  24. Thanks for the link .much appreciated

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  25. Thank you very much and most importantly, keep it healthy.

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  26. My initial expectation was that I'd be bored by this, but I found it very enjoyable. Thanks a lot.

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  27. Thank you very much for sharing these rare treasures

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  28. thanks again Vitko for these Japanese gems

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  29. Cage oder Bach?
    Eine sehr provokative Wahl.
    Das ist die Frage und ich habe meine Antwort.
    Und Sie?
    Danke für das Album.

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  30. https://g.co/arts/e9unstjRgxEzbfSX6

    Thank You!

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  31. Thank you again for sharing. I have been sorting out the productions of the ALM label. I like Japanese avant-garde music very much.

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  32. It may seem curious to assemble two such composers on one album, two clasical composers in their own right. The master of the baroque and the adventurer of contemporary sound. Both steeped in spirituality and both fascinated by the workings of numbers ans mathematics; their music often the result of formal games with names, letters, numbers. Bach serving his sponsors and above all his God, Cage reverring the manifold appearences of chance and indetermination. In many a culture chance is associated with the judgements of fate, the final decision of the deity. Cage accepted the figures given by the Yi-ching, pattern of chaos, just like the voice of transcendence.
    At some point I listen a lot to two albums; Bach toccatas by Martha Argerich, and the prepared piano played by Lang-Tang, two versions of the universal. A sense of quite universalism - not the universalism of western rationale and science claiming the new truth for everyone, imposing a self-centered culture - but the universality of the stillness of stars and see, of leaves and moon, of earth and insects. The fabric of things, produced by a giant organic machine, that`s what these musics are for me. The piano, musical machine, cultural product of historical proportion inducing a bound with nature, a cultural bonud with nature.

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  33. Thanks for uploading and sending me the link.

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