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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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Autumn was written after November Steps.

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In conservatoria across the country, even students of traditional instruments were always required to learn the piano. Given the enthusiasm for the exotic and the Orient in these [Debussy and Messiaen] and other French composers, it is understandable that Takemitsu should have been attracted tzkemitsu the expressive and formal qualities of music in which flexibility of rhythm and richness of harmony count for so much. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

His Requiem for string 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. The motif is stated again, this time quite emphatically.

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 contrasting instrumental ensembles perform largely in alternation, with only a few moments of contact.

Throughout his career, he had created 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 Akira Kurosawa Black Raindir.

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Critical examination of the complex instrumental works written during this period for the new generation of “contemporary soloists” reveals the level of his high-profile engagement with the Western avant-garde, in works such as Voice for solo fluteWaves for clarinet, horn, two trombones and bass drumQuatrain for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and orchestra This principle motif recurs throughout the piece in various guises.

Takemitsu’s contribution to film music was considerable; in under 40 years he composed music for over films, [83] some of which were written for purely financial reasons such as those written for Noboru Nakamura. 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.

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. I began [writing] music attracted to music taemitsu as one human being.

Air for solo flute

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She first met Toru incared for him when he was suffering from tuberculosis in his early twenties, then married him in 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.

One aspect of John Cage rakemitsu compositional procedure that Takemitsu continued airr use throughout his career, was the use of indeterminacyin which performers are given a degree of choice in what to perform.

Air For Flute

Takemitsu frequently expressed his indebtedness to Claude Debussyreferring to the French composer tqkemitsu his “great mentor”. Michael Richards, “Archived copy”. When Takemitsu discovered that these “nationalist” elements had somehow found their way into his music, he was so alarmed that he later destroyed the works.

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Just as one cannot plan his life, neither can he plan music”. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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 F-sharpand an approach that is highly indicative of the sort of “pantonal” and modal pitch material seen gradually emerging in his works throughout the s.

Toru Takemitsu – Air For Flute

The work opens with an impressionistic, introductory passage emphasizing the pitch A like a recitation tone. Hansgeorg Schmeiser plays music for Solo Flute.

Here the “sea” is E-flat [ Es in German nomenclature]-E-A, a three-note ascending motive consisting of a half step and perfect fourth.

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. Music and Images Inspired by the Berkshires. Takemitsu was born in Tokyo on October 8, ; a month later his family moved to Dalian in the Chinese province of Liaoning. Takemitsu commented, “There is no doubt Unlike his other works for flute, which frequently employ all manner of extended techniques, Takemitsu limits the use of extended techniques in this piece to flutter-tongue and a few “bent” notes.

He was also invited to attend numerous international festivals throughout his career, and presented lectures and talks at academic institutions across the world.