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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ByTakemitsu’s reputation as a leading member of avant-garde community was well established, and during his involvement with Expo ’70 in Osakahe was at last able to meet more of his Western colleagues, including Karlheinz Stockhausen. Takemitsu summed up his initial aversion to Japanese and all non-Western traditional musical forms in his own words: InTakemitsu conceived the idea of electronic music technologyor in his own words, to “bring noise into tempered musical tones inside a busy small tube.


The influence of Olivier Messiaen on Takemitsu was already apparent in some of Takemitsu’s earliest published works. By using this site, you agree takemotsu the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the foreword to a selection of Takemitsu’s writings in English, conductor Seiji Ozawa writes: Other Japanese characteristics, including the further use of traditional pentatonic scalescontinued to crop up elsewhere in his early works.

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Hiroshi Teshigahara Twkemitsudir. One notable consideration in Takemitsu’s composition for film was his careful use of silence also important in many of his concert workswhich often immediately intensifies the events on screen, and prevents any monotony through a continuous musical accompaniment. Throughout his career, he had created exceptionally original pieces that featured the flute and alto flute, such as Toward the Sea I, II, Aig, for various combinations of alto flute, strings, harp and guitarVoice for Solo TtakemitsuI Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra, and Mask Initially, Takemitsu had great difficulty in uniting these instruments from such different musical cultures in one work.


Places of the Spirit: Takemitsu was posthumously awarded the fourth Glenn Gould Prize in Autumn, New York, February 21, These modal forms are largely audible, particularly in the momentary repose toward the end of the work.

Takemitsu frequently expressed his indebtedness to Claude Takemitskreferring to the French composer as his “great mentor”. The opening is repeated with descending whole-tone scales, and again the motif is repeated. The music becomes more lively with use of flutter-tongue technique and insistent marcato accents descending through two octaves.

In a Tokyo lecture given inTakemitsu identified a melodic motive in his Far Calls. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

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Given the enthusiasm for the exotic and the Orient in these [Debussy and Messiaen] and other French tkaemitsu, it is understandable that Takemitsu should have been attracted to the expressive and formal qualities of music in which flexibility of rhythm and richness of harmony count for so much.

Composer Peter Lieberson shared the following takemits his program note to the Ocean that has no East and Westwritten in memory of Takemitsu: Choosing to be in music clarified my identity. Please enable JavaScript in your browser tqkemitsu use the site fully. In the opening bars of Litanyfor Michael Vynera reconstruction from memory by Takemitsu of Lento in Due Movimenti ; the original score was lostpentatonicism is clearly visible in the upper voice, which opens the work on an unaccompanied anacrusis.


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This page was last edited on 12 December takwmitsu, at The NHK had organised opportunities for Stravinsky to listen to some of the latest Japanese takemitsuu when Takemitsu’s work was put on by mistake, Stravinsky insisted on hearing it to the end.

By this time, Takemitsu’s incorporation of traditional Japanese and other Eastern musical traditions with his Western style had become much more integrated. Pedal notes played an increasingly prominent role in Takemitsu’s music during this period, as in A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden.

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Archived copy as title link. Music for Solo Flute.

The first performance of November Steps was given inunder Seiji Ozawa. Though he was the senior of our group by many years, Toru stayed up with us every night and literally drank us under the table. He was also invited to attend numerous international festivals throughout his career, and presented lectures and talks at academic institutions across the world. Masaki Kobayashi Double Suicidedir.

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