Toru Takemitsu

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Toru Takemitsu

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 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.

Reviews

Toru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar by Franz Halàsz, Grammofon AB BIS, 2000

Toru Takemitsu Complete Guitar Works for Solo Guitar by Andrea Dieci, M.A.P., 2004

Japanese Guitar Music 1, Toru Takemitsu Complete Original Solo Guitar Works di Shin-ichi Fukuda, Naxos, 2014

Toru Takemitsu.Toshio Hosokawa Works for solo guitar by Marco Del Greco, Neos, 2014

Japanese Guitar Music Vol. 2 by Shin-ichi Fukuda, Naxos Records, 2016

Recensioni

Toru Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar di Franz Halàsz, Grammofon AB BIS, 2000

Toru Takemitsu Complete Guitar Works for Solo Guitar di Andrea Dieci, M.A.P., 2004

Japanese Guitar Music 1, Toru Takemitsu Complete Original Solo Guitar Works di Shin-ichi Fukuda, Naxos, 2014

Toru Takemitsu.Toshio Hosokawa Works for solo Guitar di Marco Del Greco, Neos, 2014

Japanese Guitar Music Vol. 2 di Shin-ichi Fukuda, Naxos Records, 2016

Scritti

I giardini e la musica di Toru Takemitsu

Videos/Documentaries

Legacy of Toru Takemitsu

Toru Takemitsu guitar’s playlist

Andrea Dieci plays Takemitsu – Equinox

Toru Takemitsu: “All in Twilght” – I Piece performed by Andrea Dieci

Donato D’Antonio e Vanni Montanari play Toward the Sea by Toru Takemitsu