Tōru Takemitsu pronounced [takeꜜmitsɯ̥ toːɾɯ] was a Japanese composer and writer on Toru Takemitsu: Air, John McMurtery, flute; Toru Takemitsu: Voice, John McMurtery, flute; Toru Takemitsu: Guitar, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, guitar. More by Toru Takemitsu. Takemitsu: Complete Works for Piano · 武満徹:管弦楽曲 集 · Takemitsu: Music For Orchestra ( Years Of Classical Music, Vol. 96). Air () by Toru Takemitsu for flute. Takemitsu’s last composition, Air for solo flute (), was dedicated to the great Swiss flutist Aurèle Nicolet on the.

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Throughout his career, he had created exceptionally original pieces that featured the flute and alto flute, such as Toward the Sea I, II, III, for various combinations of alto flute, strings, harp and guitarTakemitsi for Solo FlutistI Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra, and Mask Views Read Edit View history. Places of the Spirit: When Takemitsu discovered that these “nationalist” elements had somehow found their way into his music, sir was so alarmed that he later destroyed the works.

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CinejapParis,1. This fascination with the sounds produced in traditional Japanese music brought Takemitsu to his idea of ma usually translated as the space between two objects[56] which ultimately informed his understanding of the intense quality of traditional Japanese music as a whole:. Hiroshi Teshigahara Kaidandir. Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 maint: His Requiem for string orchestra takemitsi international attention, led to several commissions from across the world and established his reputation as one of the leading 20th-century Japanese composers.

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Toru Takemitsu – Wikipedia

He was the recipient of the 22nd Suntory Music Award Debussy and currents of ideas”. In Far Calls ] this is extended upward from A with two major thirds and one minor third Streams Videos All Posts. Given the enthusiasm for the exotic and the Orient in these [Debussy and Messiaen] and other French composers, it is understandable that Takemitsu should have been attracted to the expressive and formal qualities of music in which flexibility aie rhythm and richness of harmony count for so much.


The mood soon becomes more internal, with little sighs and an occasional flighty gesture.

Toru Takemitsu

Unlike his other works for flute, which frequently employ all manner of extended techniques, Takemitsu limits the use of extended techniques in this piece to flutter-tongue and a few “bent” notes. Hiroshi Teshigahara Samurai Rebelliondir. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. It is as if the distant echo of the opening motif were a second voice that has found its way to the fore.

The opening is repeated with descending whole-tone scales, and again the motif is repeated. Music and Images Inspired by the Berkshires. Comparison of Green taoemitsu orchestra, and A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden quickly reveals the seeds of this change.

Green”, Notes2nd ser. Unlike in his other flute works, Takemitsu uses few unusual techniques in this piece, other than flutter-tonguing and a few “bent” or slow glissando notes. Takemitsu was posthumously awarded the fourth Glenn Gould Prize in Autumn, Autumn was written after November Steps.

A series of ascending melodic arcs follow, and the motif is extended and then fragmented. InTakemitsu conceived the idea of electronic music technologyor in his own words, to “bring noise into tempered musical tones inside a busy small tube.

She first met Toru incared for him when he was suffering from tuberculosis in his early twenties, then married him in From the early s, Takemitsu began to make use of traditional Japanese instruments in his music, and even took up playing the biwa —an instrument he used in his score for the film Seppuku Jazz Latin New Age. This is evident in works such as November Stepsthat combine traditional Japanese instruments, shakuhachi and biwawith a conventional Western orchestra.


When spelt in German Es-E-Athe motive can be seen as a musical “transliteration” of the word “sea”. InTakemitsu received a commission from the National Theatre of Japan to write a work for the gagaku ensemble of the Imperial Household; this was fulfilled inwhen he completed Shuteiga “In an Autumn Garden”, although he later incorporated the work, as the fourth movement, into his minute-long “In an Autumn Garden—Complete Version”.

It may also be discerned in his works for ensembles that make no use of traditional instruments, for example Quotation of DreamArchipelago S. The first performance of November Steps was given inunder Seiji Ozawa. In Quotation of Dreamdirect quotations from Debussy’s La Mer and Takemitsu’s earlier works relating to the sea are incorporated into the musical flow “stylistic jolts were not intended”depicting the landscape outside the Japanese garden of his own music.

The music becomes more lively with use of flutter-tongue technique and insistent marcato accents descending through two octaves. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The formal garden of the kaiyu-shiki interested him in particular. He was also the first Japanese composer fully recognized in the west, and remained the guiding light for the younger generations of Japanese composers. One day I chanced to see a performance of the Bunraku puppet theater and was very surprised by it.

The motif is repeated but the order of notes is changed. Shohei Imamura Rising Sundir.

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