Takemitsu From me flows what you call time and Shostakovitch Symphony No. 5

Takemitsu From me flows what you call time and Shostakovitch Symphony No. 5. Yutaka Sado conducts his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2011 at the Berlin Philharmonie.  The Takemitsu piece features the entire percussion section of the Philharmoniker:  Raphael Haeger, Simon Rössler, Franz Schindlbeck, and Jan Schlichte with Wieland Welzel (one of the timpani players). Directed by Michael Beyer; produced by Grete Liffers. This disc may be  restricted to Region A. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: B+ for the Takemitsu  Grade: C+ for the Shostakovich

This was a special performance to raise relief funds for the people of Japan following the earthquakes and tsunami of March 2011. We already published a review of the EuroArts version of this title, and the grades shown here come from EuroArts review. Please refer to that review for more information.

This Japanese market version of the title appears from product descriptions on the Internet to have  exactly the same music as that published by Euroarts. The difference would be, of course, other artwork and package information written in Japanese.  It also appears that the sound on this recording, while excellent by general consumer standards, was not recorded with 96kHz/24 bit technology that is often used by NHK. So this would not be one of the audiophile recordings we have been enjoying from NHK.

To order this you can go to www.amazon.co.jp and seek ASIN B0053NV5JE.