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Thomas Demenga
Yun/Bach/Hosokawa

Thomas Demenga cello
Teodoro Anzellotti accordion
Asako Urushihara violin
Aurèle Nicolet flute
Heinz Holliger oboe
Hansheinz Schneeberger violin
Thomas Larcher piano
 
Toshio Hosokawa: In die Tiefe der Zeit
Duo for violin and cello
Winter Bird. J.S. Bach: Suite No. 5 C-minor for cello solo
Gigue Suite No. 6 in E-major for cello solo
Isang Yun: Gasa
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Recorded July 1985, December 1998 and November 2000
ECM New Series 1782
 
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This double album brings to a conclusion the project Thomas Demenga began in 1986 when he undertook to record the cycle of Bach's Cello Suites, juxtaposing them with diverse expressions of contemporary music.Bringing Bach together with the Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995) and the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa (born 1955) is a particularly inspired gesture. The works of both Hosokawa and Yun explore the interpenetration of Eastern and Western musical thought, and Eastern philosophy. From the juxtapositions in this recording a great deal can be learned about the music of the world and one is reminded, yet again, of how "modern" Bach is.