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TAKEMITSU: Piano Music

Composer(s)Takemitsu, Toru
Artist(s) Fukuma, Kotaro, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570261
Label / Series Naxos / Japanese Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

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.

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
TAKEMITSU: Piano Music 1:03:56   
  Romance 4:15    0.99   Add to cart  
  Lento in due movimenti              
      I. Adagio 4:27    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Lento misteriosamente 4:45    0.99   Add to cart  
  Pause ininterrompue (Uninterrupted Rest)              
      I. Slowly, sadly and as if to converse with 1:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Quietly and with a cruel reverberation 3:06    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. A song of love 1:18    0.99   Add to cart  
  Piano Distance 4:16    0.99   Add to cart  
  For away 6:51    1.59   Add to cart  
  Les yeux clos 6:17    1.59   Add to cart  
  Les yeux clos II 6:44    1.59   Add to cart  
  Rain Tree Sketch 3:35    0.99   Add to cart  
  Ame no ki sobyo II (Rain Tree Sketch II), "In memoriam Olivier Messiaen" 4:11    0.99   Add to cart  
  Piano Pieces for Children              
      No. 1. Breeze 0:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Clouds 1:37    0.99   Add to cart  
  Litany (recomposition of Lento in due movimenti)              
      I. Adagio 4:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Lento misterioso 5:12    1.59   Add to cart  
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