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Composer: Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996)

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Year of birth1930
Year of death1996
NationalityJapan
Period20th century
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Osaka#524 Subscription Concert

#524 Subscription Concert
Takemitsu, Bruch, Elgar
Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra; Tadaaki Otaka; Mayuko Kamio

FukuokaThe 373rd Subscription Concert

The 373rd Subscription Concert
Takemitsu, Mozart, Sibelius
Kyushu Symphony Orchestra; Masato Suzuki; Teunis van der Zwart

LondonJapan Philharmonic Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

Rautavaara, Elgar, Takemitsu, Sibelius
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen; Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Hong KongQuotation of Dream

Takemitsu, Debussy, Yoshimatsu, Strauss R., Ravel
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jun Märkl; Duo Ping and Ting; Michael Wilson

LondonTrio Anima

Bax, Alwyn, Boyle, Debussy, Takemitsu
Matthew Featherstone; Rosalind Ventris; Anneke Hodnett
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The Earth and other planets from the Belgrade Philharmonic

Eiji Oue © T. Ilijima
A fine Planets from Eiji Oue and the Belgrade Philharmonic crowned a splendid concert despite a flawed “Neptune” after Simone Rubino had explored the music of the Earth.
****1
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NHK Symphony Orchestra's magnificent Mahler Six

Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo © Belinda Lawley
Is the very, very good the enemy of the great? It is hard to fault a performance as fine as this – except perhaps against a benchmark no longer recognised.
****1
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Three decades celebrated of Suntory Hall

Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa © Suntory Hall
World-class artists collaborate to celebrate Suntory Hall's 30th anniversary. 
*****
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Music as “garden” and “theatre”

Tan Dun © Feng Hai
Tan Dun, Keiko Mitsuhashi, and the Tokyo Philharmonic deliver an homage concert to Toru Takemitsu, utilizing orchestral music as a “garden” and a “theatre."
*****
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Boylan sings luminous Shéhérazade and Luonnotar

Orla Boylan © Frances Marshall
Irish soprano Orla Boylan offers an engaging performance of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Sibelius' Luonnotar while the NSO under the baton of Brönnimann deliver a commendable Sibelius 5. 
***11
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