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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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Toru Takemitsu – Air For Flute

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Autumn was written after November Steps. He was also invited to attend numerous international festivals throughout his career, and presented lectures and talks at academic institutions across the world. The notes become longer and more sustained. Shall begin from the end November Steps for biwashakuhachi and orchestra Asterism for piano and orchestra Eucalypts I for flute, oboe, harp and string orchestra Autumn for biwa tajemitsu, shakuhachi and orchestra Quatrain for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and orchestra Far calls.

One day I chanced to see a takemiitsu of the Bunraku puppet theater and was very surprised by it.

Shelter from takemitxu Storm. For Takemitsu, Debussy’s “greatest contribution was his unique orchestration which emphasizes colour, light and shadow This left a “deep impression” on Takemitsu: The reason for this is that in my own life, in my own development, for a long period I struggled to avoid being “Japanese”, to avoid “Japanese” qualities. Takemitsu frequently expressed his indebtedness to Claude Debussyreferring to the French composer as his “great mentor”.


Air For Flute

The latter was composed according to a pre-compositional scheme, in which pentatonic modes were superimposed over one central pentatonic scale the so-called “black-key pentatonic” around a central sustained central pitch Aiirand an approach that is highly indicative of the sort of “pantonal” and xir pitch material seen gradually emerging in his works throughout the s. For Takemitsu, as he explained later in a lecture inone performance of Japanese traditional music stood out:.

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The experience influenced the composer on a largely philosophical and theological level. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A series of ascending melodic arcs follow, and the motif is extended and then fragmented. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre.

In these works, the more conventional orchestral forces are divided into takemitsuu “groups”.

Air – Solo flute

On hearing of Messiaen’s death inTakemitsu was interviewed by telephone, and still takemistu shock, “blurted out, ‘His death leaves a crisis in contemporary music! Despite his almost complete lack of musical training, and taking inspiration from what little Western music he had heard, Takemitsu began to compose in earnest at the age of For those aair Takemitsu on the expedition most of whom were French musicianswho ” Music for Solo Flute.

He was also the first Japanese composer fully recognized in the west, and remained the guiding light for the younger generations of Japanese composers. Other Japanese characteristics, including the further use of traditional pentatonic scalescontinued to crop up elsewhere in his early works.

However, as the composer attained financial independence, he grew more selective, often reading takemitsi scripts before agreeing to compose the music, and later surveying the action on set, “breathing the atmosphere” whilst conceiving his musical ideas. Throughout his career, he had created exceptionally original pieces that featured the flute and alto flute, such as Alr 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 Although the immediate influence of Cage’s procedures did not last in Takemitsu’s music— Coral Islandfor example for soprano and orchestra shows significant departures from indeterminate procedures partly as a result of Takemitsu’s renewed interest in the music of Anton Webern —certain similarities between Cage’s philosophies and Takemitsu’s thought remained.

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Just as one cannot plan his life, neither can he plan music”. For the first battle scene of Akira Kurosawa ‘s RanTakemitsu provided an extended passage of intense elegiac quality that halts at the sound of a single gunshot, leaving the audience with the pure “sounds of battle: Nagisa Oshima Randir. Retrieved from ” https: Rather, these two elements contrast sharply with one another in an immaterial balance. This page was sir edited on 12 Decemberat The NHK had organised opportunities for Stravinsky to qir to some of the takmitsu Japanese music; when Takemitsu’s work was put on by mistake, Stravinsky insisted on hearing it to the end.