Flauto, viola e arpa – III


Tōru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996): And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind per flauto, viola e arpa (1992). Robert Aitken, flauto; Steven Dann, viola; Erica Goodman, arpa.
Il brano prende titolo da un verso di Emily Dickinson:

Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then I knew ‘twas Wind –
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as Sand –
When it had pushed itself away
To some remotest Plain
A coming as of Hosts was heard
That was indeed the Rain –
It filled the Wells, it pleased the Pools
It warbled in the Road –
It pulled the spigot from the Hills
And let the Floods abroad –
It loosened acres, lifted seas
The sites of Centres stirred
Then like Elijah rode away
Upon a Wheel of Cloud –