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TAKEMITSU: Piano Music


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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 'Far Away' (1973) inspired by Indonesian gamelan music.
Facts
Item number 8570261
Barcode 747313026173
Release date 01/10/2007
Category PIANO
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Kotaro Fukuma
Composers Toru Takemitsu
Producers Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver
Disc: 1
Litany (recomposition of Lento in due movimenti)
1 Romance
2 I. Adagio
3 II. Lento misteriosamente
4 I. Slowly, sadly and as if to converse with
5 II. Quietly and with a cruel reverberation
6 III. A song of love
7 Piano Distance
8 For away
9 Les yeux clos
10 Les yeux clos II
11 Rain Tree Sketch
12 Rain Tree Sketch II
13 No. 1. Breeze
14 No. 2. Clouds
15 I. Adagio
16 II. Lento misterioso
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