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TAKEMITSU: Orchestral Works


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TAKEMITSU: Orchestral Works

Now regarded as one of the most important composers of the second half of the twentieth century, Toru Takemitsu was the first Japanese composer to gain international status. The works on this disc cover Takemitsu’s career from the early Solitude Sonore to Spirit Garden, ‘my experiment with and on-going inquiry into orchestral colour and melody’, composed two years before his death. Inspired by a dream, A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden has become one of Takemitsu’s most performed works, notable for the interweaving of silences, passages of randomness, surges of dissonance and delicate fragmentary melodies.

Takemitsu, Toru

  Spirit Garden
1.   Spirit Garden 00:14:42
  Solitude Sonore
2.   Solitude Sonore 00:06:32
  3 Film Scores
3.   No. 1. Jose Torres: Music of Training and Rest 00:05:12
4.   No. 2. Black Rain: Funeral Music 00:05:17
5.   No. 3. Face of Another: Waltz 00:02:26
6.   Dreamtime 00:14:35
  A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
7.   A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden 00:13:52

Total Playing Time: 01:02:36

Takemitsu, Toru

Alsop, Marin

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557760

Barcode: 747313276028

Physical Release: 07/2006

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