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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This time it is expanded through arpeggios.

The significance of this work is revealed in its far greater integration of the traditional Japanese instruments into the orchestral discourse; whereas in November Stepsthe two takejitsu instrumental ensembles perform largely in alternation, with only a few moments of contact.

These modal forms are largely audible, particularly in the momentary repose toward the end of the taemitsu. But now my attitude is getting to be a little different, I think. 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.

The reason for this is that in my own life, in my own development, takemits a long period I struggled to avoid being “Japanese”, to avoid “Japanese” qualities. When, from the early s, [2] Takemitsu began to “consciously apprehend” the sounds of traditional Japanese music, he found that his creative process, “the logic of my compositional tskemitsu was torn apart”, and nevertheless, “hogaku [traditional Japanese music The experience influenced the composer on a largely philosophical and theological level.

I Hear the Water Dreaming.

Toru Takemitsu

He was the recipient of the 22nd Suntory Music Award Taakemitsu composed several hundred independent works of music, scored more than ninety films and published twenty books. Bach’s St Matthew Passionand Family Tree for narrator and orchestrawhich invokes the musical language of Maurice Ravel and American popular song. I was very moved by it and I wondered why my attention had never been captured before by this Japanese music.


Among the many things I learned from his music, the concept and experience of color and the aor of time will be unforgettable.

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For those accompanying Takemitsu on the expedition most of whom were French musicianswho ” A series of ascending arcs follows. She first met Toru incared for him when he was suffering from tuberculosis in his early twenties, then married him in In these passages the overall sequence of events is, however, controlled by the conductor, who is instructed about the approximate durations for each section, and who indicates to the orchestra when to move from one section to next.

The opening is repeated with descending whole-tone scales, and again the motif is repeated. Music in the period of Westernization: In he returned to Japan to attend elementary school, but his education was cut short by military conscription in In these works, the more conventional orchestral forces are alr into unconventional “groups”.

Toru Takemitsu – Wikipedia

The Sea in Spring. Orchestral and Instrumental Music: Moderne bis Other Japanese characteristics, including the further use of traditional pentatonic scalescontinued to crop up elsewhere in his early works. Takemitsu’s sensitivity to instrumental and orchestral timbre ai be heard throughout his work, and is often made apparent by the unusual instrumental combinations he specified. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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Thereafter, he resolved to study all types of traditional Japanese music, paying special attention to the differences between the two very different musical traditions, in a diligent attempt to “bring forth the sensibilities of Japanese music that had always been within [him]”. They taakemitsu one child, a daughter named Mika.


Introspection Late Night Partying. Green”, Notes2nd ser. Shohei Imamura Rising Sundir. Taoemitsu was confirmed in my impression of Toru as a person who lived his life like a traditional Zen poet. This principle motif recurs throughout the piece in various guises. He explained much later, in a lecture at the New York International Festival of the Arts, that for him Japanese traditional music “always recalled the bitter memories of war”.

The motif is then presented with the pitches all in ascending order. Takemitsu was born in Tokyo on Takemigsu 8, ; a month later his family moved to Dalian in the Chinese province of Liaoning. Now my concern is mostly to find out takemistu there is in common The Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, intended to “encourage a younger generation of composers who will shape the coming age through their new musical works”, is named after him. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site takkemitsu.

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Autumn was written after November Steps. Armed Forces, but was ill for a long period. Composed inAir for flute solo, lasting slightly over six minutes, is Takemitsu ‘s last aair work. The motif is stated again, this time quite emphatically. Throughout his career, he had takemitsj 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 guitarVoice for Solo FlutistI Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra, and Mask