Toru Takemitsu
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1930-10-08
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Toru Takemitsu

Toru Takemitsu Biography (Wikipedia)

Tōru Takemitsu (武満 徹 Takemitsu Tōru, October 8, 1930 – February 20, 1996) was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre. He is famed for combining elements of oriental and occidental philosophy to create a sound uniquely his own, and for fusing opposites together such as sound with silence and tradition with innovation.

He composed several hundred independent works of music, scored more than ninety films and published twenty books. He was also a founding member of the Jikken Kobo (experimental workshop) in Japan, a group of avant-garde artists who distanced themselves from academia and whose collaborative work is often regarded among the most influential of the 20th century.

His 1957 Requiem for string orchestra attracted international attention, led to several commissions from across the world and established his reputation as one of the leading 20th-century Japanese composers. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honours and the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award is named after him.

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Toru Takemitsu
A Way a Lone II (for string orchestra)
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A Way a Lone II (for string orchestra)

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Towards the Sea
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Towards the Sea
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Rain Tree
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Rain Tree
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How Slow The Wind
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How Slow The Wind
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Chiisana Sora [Small Sky)] (Uta)
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Chiisana Sora [Small Sky)] (Uta)
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Two Piano Pieces for Children
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Two Piano Pieces for Children

Two Piano Pieces for Children

Performer
Veronika Shoot
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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) from Uta - songs for chorus
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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) from Uta - songs for chorus
Toru Takemitsu
Face of Another (Waltz), transc. for string orchestra
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Face of Another (Waltz), transc. for string orchestra
Toru Takemitsu
A Piece for Guitar, 'For the Birthday of Sylvano Bussotti'
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A Piece for Guitar, 'For the Birthday of Sylvano Bussotti'
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Paths for trumpet solo
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Paths for trumpet solo
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Tsubasa (Wings)
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Tsubasa (Wings)

Tsubasa (Wings)

Conductor
Shin Sekiya
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Itinerant
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Itinerant
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Waltz (Face of Another)
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Waltz (Face of Another)
Paul McCartney
Hey Jude
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Hey Jude

Hey Jude

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Performer
Claudio Tumeo
Toru Takemitsu
Requiem
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Requiem
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A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
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A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
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Toward the Sea - The Night
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Toward the Sea - The Night

Toward the Sea - The Night

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Aureole with Laura Gilbert
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To the edge of dream
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To the edge of dream
Toru Takemitsu
Romance
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Romance

Romance

Performer
Kotaro Fukuma
Last played on
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3 Film Scores: No. 3. Face of Another: Waltz
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3 Film Scores: No. 3. Face of Another: Waltz
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Rain Spell
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Rain Spell
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For Lenny's Birthday (A Bernstein birthday bouquet)
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For Lenny's Birthday (A Bernstein birthday bouquet)
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Kaze no uma: Vocalise No. 1
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Kaze no uma: Vocalise No. 1
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Rain Tree Sketch II
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Rain Tree Sketch II
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Toward the Sea: II. Moby Dick
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Toward the Sea: II. Moby Dick
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Sakura
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Sakura

Sakura

Conductor
Shin Sekiya
Last played on
Toru Takemitsu
Music Of Training And Rest (From the film José Torres)
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Music Of Training And Rest (From the film José Torres)

Music Of Training And Rest (From the film José Torres)

Performer
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (Conductor)
Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree Sketch II - In memoriam Olivier Messiaen
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Rain Tree Sketch II - In memoriam Olivier Messiaen
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Distance de fée for Violin and Piano
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Distance de fée for Violin and Piano
Toru Takemitsu
La Pause Ininterrompue: No. 3. A song of love
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La Pause Ininterrompue: No. 3. A song of love
Paul McCartney
Yesterday (arr. Takemitsu)
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Yesterday (arr. Takemitsu)
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How still the wind
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How still the wind
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The Man Without A Map
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The Man Without A Map
John Lennon
Yesterday
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Yesterday

Yesterday

Performer
Matt Withers
Music Arranger
Toru Takemitsu
Fantasma-cantos for clarinet and orchestra
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Fantasma-cantos for clarinet and orchestra
Toru Takemitsu
A Way a Lone II (for string orchestra)
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A Way a Lone II (for string orchestra)
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A Song of Early Spring
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A Song of Early Spring

A Song of Early Spring

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Toru Takemitsu
Akira Nakada
Performer
Shin-ichi Fukuda
Toru Takemitsu
Paths
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Paths
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Waltz - from Face of Another
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Waltz - from Face of Another
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Music of Training and Rest - from Jose Torres
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Music of Training and Rest - from Jose Torres
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Toward the Sea III – The Night (feat. Aureole Trio)
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Toward the Sea III – The Night (feat. Aureole Trio)
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I Hear the Water Dreaming
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I Hear the Water Dreaming
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