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Toru Takemitsu

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A Bird Came Down the Walk (2)
A Flock descends into the Pentagonal Garden (2)
A Piece for Guitar 'For the Birthday of Sylvano Bussotti' (4)
A Song of Early Spring (Akira Nakada) (1)
A Way a Lone II (1)
A Way a Lone (2)
Air (6)
All in Twilight (4 pieces for guitar) (7)
And then I knew 'twas Wind (3)
Between tides for violin, cello and piano (2)
Bryce (1)
Cantos II for trombone and orchestra (1)
Cassiopeia (1)
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra 'A String Around Autumn' (1)
Distance, for saxophone solo (3)
Distance de Fee (3)
Dreamtime (2)
Equinox, for guitar (5)
Fantasma for trombone and orchestra (1)
Film Scores (3) (1)
Folios, for guitar (4)
For Away (7)
From me flows what you call time (1)
Hika for violin and piano (2)
I Hear the Water Dreaming (2)
In the Woods (9)
Itinerant (2)
Itinerunt (1)
Landscape I (for string quartet) (2)
Lento in due movimenti (1)
Les Yeux clos II (7)
Les Yeux clos (6)
Litany (10)
Muir Woods (1)
Nami no Bon (arr. Daisuke Suzuki) (1)
Nami no Bon (1)
Nostalghia for violin and string orchestra (3)
Orion and Pleiades for violoncello and orchestra (1)
Orion (1)
Paths, op.50 (2)
Pause ininterrompue (5)
Piano Distance (5)
Piano Pieces for Children (2)
Quatrain II (1)
Rain Spell (1)
Rain Tree, for three percussionists (2)
Rain Tree Sketch II (18)
Rain Tree Sketch (11)
Rain Tree (2)
Rain dreaming (1)
Ran (1)
Riverrun (1)
Rocking mirror daybreak for violin duo (1)
Romance (4)
Signals from Heaven (1)
Solitude Sonore (1)
Songs for guitar (12) (6)
Spectral Canticle (1)
Spirit Garden (1)
Stanza II for harp and tape (1971) (1)
Star-Isle (1)
The Last Waltz (Les Reed and Barry Mason, arr. for guitar) (3)
The Last Waltz (1)
The Unseen Child (1)
To the Edge of Dream (1)
Toward the Sea III (3)
Toward the Sea II (2)
Toward the Sea I (2)
Toward the Sea (5)
Twill by Twilight (1)
Uninterrupted rests (2)
Vers, l'arc-en-ciel, Palma (1)
Viola Concerto 'A String around Autumn' (arr. Toshio Hosokawa for viola and piano) (1)
Voice, for solo flute (2)
Voice (2)
Water-ways (1)
Waves (1)
Will Tomorrow, I Wonder, Be Cloudy or Clear? (1)
Wings (1)

Toru Takemitsu (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 occident 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 strings 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.

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Recent Takemitsu releases

Path to the Moon
Path to the Moon



Laura plays Laura
Laura plays Laura



Alice Sara Ott: Echoes Of Life - Deluxe Edition
Alice Sara Ott: Echoes Of Life - Deluxe Edition


(Deutsche Grammophon)

Matthias Kirschnereit: Time Remembered
Matthias Kirschnereit: Time Remembered


(Berlin Classics)

All in Twilight: Music for Guitar & Piano
All in Twilight: Music for Guitar & Piano



Ichiro Suzuki: Intimate
Ichiro Suzuki: Intimate


(IBS Classical)

Kristina Varlid: 5 Stages of Grief
Kristina Varlid: 5 Stages of Grief



Takemitsu - Spectral Canticle
Takemitsu - Spectral Canticle



Broken Branches
Broken Branches