Other Composers on the recording:
Iannis Xenakis, Yuji Takahashi, and Earle Brown
Liner notes by Roger Reynolds
Primary Artist: Yuji Takahashi, Piano
Label: Mainstream MS/5000
Dates of recording: ca. 1971
Original Recording Engineer: Johnny Cue
During the 1960s, Takahashi became known in Europe through his identification with Xenakis. His phenomenal dexterity and interpretative clarity drew many composers to him (Takemitsu and Gunther Schuller among them). Composer Earle Brown curated a few remarkable discs for Mainstream. Yuji had been performing my Fantasy for Pianist, and, when given the opportunity to make this record, included it. It was composed in Paris, and was the first work I wrote after leaving Ann Arbor.