Summary:AN A-Z OF PLEASURE This documentary is built around performances of Takemitsu's RAIN TREE SKETCH and 'riverrun' with Paul Crossley on piano. The second of the series in which Paul Crossley explores the role of the composer writing now and for our time. This programme features the music of the Japanese Toru Takemitsu whose 'river run' for piano and orchestra can be seen as a metaphor for life: a succession of once and only encounters in Man's search for pleasure and perfection.
Description:6 PROGRAMMES PRESENTED BY PAUL CROSSLEY WHO DISCUSSES WITH 6 INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED COMPOSERS HOW EACH WORK CAME ABOUT AND WHERE IT FITS IN THEIR OUTPUT. THECOMPOSER CONDUCTS EACH WORK HIMSELF. PERFORMED BY LONDON SONFONIETTA