Toshio Hosokawa

Toshio Hosokawa - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Sylvain Cambreling)

Toshio Hosokawa - Voiceless Voice in Hiroshima (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Sylvain Cambreling)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 265 Mb
Label:Collegno - Date:2002

Japanese pianist and composer Toshio Hosokawa combines the Western classical tradition with Japanese aesthetic sensibilities and a highly innovative imagination. Hosokawa studied piano and music theory in Tokyo; composition with Isang Yun, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough; and theory with Witold Szaloneck at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In 1980, Hosokawa won first prize ……
Toshio Hosokawa - Tabi-bito, Sen VI, Lotusflower (repost)

Toshio Hosokawa - Tabi-bito, Sen VI, Lotusflower (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 194 Mb
Label:Stradivarius - Date:2007

Japanese pianist and composer Toshio Hosokawa combines the Western classical tradition with Japanese aesthetic sensibilities and a highly innovative imagination. Hosokawa studied piano and music theory in Tokyo; composition with Isang Yun, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough; and theory with Witold Szaloneck at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In 1980, Hosokawa won first prize ……

Toshio Hosokawa - Landscapes  

Posted by tapaz9 at Aug. 23, 2014
Toshio Hosokawa - Landscapes

Toshio Hosokawa - Landscapes
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 306 Mb
Label:ECM - Date:2011

Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa, born in 1955, received most of his training in the West, studying with Isang Yun and Klaus Huber in Germany and at the Darmstadt Institute, and he brings a Japanese aesthetic sensibility to the techniques of modernism. Most of the music on this album is notable for its somber, atmospheric tone, a prevailing sense of virtual stasis, and its delicate, finely calibrated scoring. Three of the four pieces feature ……
Stephen Eddins @ AllMusic.com
Toshio Hosokawa, et al. - Tradition and Avantgarde in Japan - Japanese Music for Voice, Koto and Shamisen

Toshio Hosokawa, et al. - Tradition and Avantgarde in Japan - Japanese Music for Voice, Koto and Shamisen
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 346 Mb
Label:Collegno - Date:2001

As part of its Japan focus the 1999 Biennial Festival for New Music in Hannover also presented Toshio Hosokawa's exploration into the music of his "musical ancestors." This CD was recorded live during the performance and includes three works from the 17th and 19th centuries. Chidori no kyoku by Yoshizawa kengyô II (1808-1872) is based …..

Toshio Hosokawa - Chamber Music (ColLegno)  

Posted by tapaz9 at July 20, 2014
Toshio Hosokawa - Chamber Music (ColLegno)

Toshio Hosokawa - Chamber Music (ColLegno)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 243 Mb
Label:Collegno - Date:1998

Japanese pianist and composer Toshio Hosokawa combines the Western classical tradition with Japanese aesthetic sensibilities and a highly innovative imagination. Hosokawa studied piano and music theory in Tokyo; composition with Isang Yun, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough; and theory with Witold Szaloneck at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In 1980, Hosokawa won first prize in the Valentino Bucchi competition in Rome, the Irino prize in 1982 in Japan, and first prize at the 100th anniversary …….

Toshio Hosokawa - Solo Concertos, Vol. 1  

Posted by tapaz9 at July 1, 2014
Toshio Hosokawa - Solo Concertos, Vol. 1

Toshio Hosokawa - Solo Concertos, Vol. 1
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 297 Mb
Label:Neos - Date:2009

“Music has to be noble” – Toshio Hosokawa once chose this creed in private conversation in order to distinguish himself from the aesthetics of other composers. To me, this phrase seems to be an apt description of Hosokawa’s music, since he draws its inherent nobility from a thoroughly noble source: “gagaku”, the music of the Japanese imperial court. We are not saying that the composer was familiar with these sounds from childhood. On the contrary, Hosokawa assures us that it was only at an advanced stage of his studies – during his postgraduate work with Isang Yun in Berlin – that he came into contact with gagaku…..
Toshio Hosokawa - Koto-uta - Voyage I - Konzert für Saxophon - Ferne-Landschaft II

Toshio Hosokawa - Koto-uta - Voyage I - Konzert für Saxophon - Ferne-Landschaft II
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 305 Mb
Label:Kairos - Date:2001

Hosokawa has a highly distinct sound to his music, especially when it comes to his orchestral works, characterized by eerie strings and occasional bursts of percussions, leaving me with chills. It's easy to draw a parallell with Scelsi in compositional style, although Hosokawa's music is far more textural and detailed. It all sounds like the whole orchestra is about to break …..
albertf98 @ rateyourmusic.com
Toshio Hosokawa - Landscape I, II, V, Fragmente II, etc

Toshio Hosokawa - Landscape I, II, V, Fragmente II, etc
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 251 Mb
Label:Auvidis - Date:1996

Japanese pianist and composer Toshio Hosokawa combines the Western classical tradition with Japanese aesthetic sensibilities and a highly innovative imagination.

Toshio Hosokawa and Gagaku - Deep Silence  

Posted by tapaz9 at April 19, 2014
Toshio Hosokawa and Gagaku - Deep Silence

Toshio Hosokawa and Gagaku - Deep Silence
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 487 Mb
Label:Wergo - Date:2004

“Music,” says Toshio Hosokawa, “is the place where notes and silence meet.” This identifies his aesthetic concept as a genuinely Japanese one. It is found both in Japanese landscape painting and in the music, such as the courtly gagaku, in which audible sound always stands in relation to nonsound, i.e. to silence. In their rhythmic proportions Hosokawa's compositions are oriented around the breathing methods of Zen meditation, with their very slow breathing in and very slow breathing out: “Each breath contains life and death, death and life.”……

Toshio Hosokawa - String Quartets (Quatuor Diotima)  

Posted by tapaz9 at April 8, 2014
Toshio Hosokawa - String Quartets (Quatuor Diotima)

Toshio Hosokawa - String Quartets (Quatuor Diotima)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 360 Mb
Label:Neos - Date:2012

Toshio Hosokawa often mentions Oriental calligraphy rather than Eastern poetry as an important influence on his music. This is particularly evident in a number of pieces for solo instruments sharing the title of Sen, a word that refers to a brush-stroke which is of varying density. A brush-stroke may begin with a heavy gesture and end with a thinner line. This is reflected in Hosokawa's music as an audible ‘signature’ - as in the various Sen pieces. It also serves as a ‘mechanism’ moving from brute noise into openly musical sound…….Excellent, strongly committed and meticulously prepared performances from the Quatuor Diotima that do full justice to these often complex but also beautiful works.
Hubert Culot @ Musicweb-International.com