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To the Edge of Dream

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Published on: 24 March 2011

Takemitsu Toru (武満 徹) – To the Edge of Dream (1983), for guitar and orchestra. John Williams, guitar London Sinfonietta/Esa-Pekka Salonen. A review by Blue Gene Tyranny This 13-minute work was commissioned by Ichiro Suzuki and the Festival International de Liége held in Belgium. It is scored for an orchestra [...]

Takemitsu Soundtrack Documentary

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Published on: 16 March 2011

Su You Tube c’è un bel documentario sulla musica da film scritta da Toru Takemitsu, una parte molto importante e significativa della sua produzione. Il documentario è sottotitolato in inglese e include varie interviste con il compositore e con alcuni dei famosi registi per cui ha lavorato, oltre a numerosi [...]

Requiem

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Published on: 14 March 2011

Toru Takemitsu – Requiem, per orchestra d’archi (1957) Potrebbero interessarti anche: Requiem elettroacustico

Eclipse

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Published on: 9 April 2010

Tōru Takemitsu (武満 徹, Takemitsu Tōru, October 8, 1930 – February 20, 1996) was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Though largely self-taught, Takemitsu is recognised for his skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre, drawing from a wide range of influences, including [...]

Rain Tree Sketch

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Published on: 26 October 2009

Toru Takemitsu: “Rain Tree Sketch” (1982) – Roger Woodward, piano. Di Takemitsu abbiamo già parlato. anche perché, sebbene non sia un compositore fondamentale per la musica occidentale (anche se è un personaggio chiave nel suo paese), mi piace. Il suo è uno strano caso: quello di un autore che riesce [...]

Textures

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Published on: 6 June 2009

Di Toru Takemitsu, vi presento questo delizioso Textures del 1964, recuperato da un vecchio vinile. In questo brano, l’orchestra di 73 elementi è divisa in due gruppi uguali, piazzati da parti opposte rispetto al pianoforte, sistemato in posizione centrale. Questo espediente, coadiuvato dalla scrittura, serve ad ottenere un marcato effetto [...]

Yuki

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Published on: 4 March 2007

Takemitsu’s recent works have been marked by the use of traditional Japanese instruments as in the case of Eclypse for the Shakuhachi and Koto, or the music in the film, Kwaidan (Ghost Stories), which includes extremely original concepts. Here again, the motive of composition seems to seek through these instruments [...]

Asterism

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Published on: 2 March 2007

Born in Tokyo, Takemitsu first became interested in western classical music around the time of World War II. He heard western music on American military radio while recuperating from a long illness. He also listened to jazz from his father’s ample collection. Takemitsu was largely self-taught in music. He was [...]

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