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TAKEMITSU: Piano Music

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. This selection of his piano music, extending over 43 years, offers an inclusive overview of his stylistic development from Romance (1949), the nineteen-year-old composer’s earliest surviving piano work, to the hypnotic Rain Tree Sketch II (1992), Takemitsu’s last work for solo piano. The music ranges widely in style from Pause ininterrompue (Uninterrupted rest) (1952-59), which shows the influence of Debussy, Scriabin and Messiaen, and the aleatoric Piano Distance (1961), to the nocturnal and meditative For Away (1973) inspired by Indonesian gamelan music.


Takemitsu, Toru

  Romance
1.   Play with flash player Romance 00:04:15
  Lento in due movimenti
2.   Play with flash player I. Adagio 00:04:27
3.   Play with flash player II. Lento misteriosamente 00:04:45
  Pause ininterrompue (Uninterrupted Rest)
4.   Play with flash player I. Slowly, sadly and as if to converse with 00:01:56
5.   Play with flash player II. Quietly and with a cruel reverberation 00:03:06
6.   Play with flash player III. A song of love 00:01:18
  Piano Distance
7.   Play with flash player Piano Distance 00:04:16
  For away
8.   Play with flash player For away 00:06:51
  Les yeux clos
9.   Play with flash player Les yeux clos 00:06:17
  Les yeux clos II
10.   Play with flash player Les yeux clos II 00:06:44
  Rain Tree Sketch
11.   Play with flash player Rain Tree Sketch 00:03:35
  Ame no ki sobyo II (Rain Tree Sketch II), "In memoriam Olivier Messiaen"
12.   Play with flash player Ame no ki sobyo II (Rain Tree Sketch II), "In memoriam Olivier Messiaen" 00:04:11
  Piano Pieces for Children
13.   Play with flash player No. 1. Breeze 00:00:49
14.   Play with flash player No. 2. Clouds 00:01:37
  Litany (recomposition of Lento in due movimenti)
15.   Play with flash player I. Adagio 00:04:37
16.   Play with flash player II. Lento misterioso 00:05:12

Total Playing Time: 01:03:56






Composer(s):
Takemitsu, Toru

Artist(s):
Fukuma, Kotaro

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570261

Barcode: 0747313026173

Release Date: 09/2007

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