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Composer: Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996)

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Year of birth1930
Year of death1996
Period20th century
April 2019
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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

Hong KongCellomania: Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák

Cellomania: Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák
Takemitsu, Mozart, Dvořák
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Ryusuke Numajiri; Pablo Ferrández

OravaisKing's time and ours

Dowland, Merz, Wennäkoski, Byrd, Farnaby, van Eyck, Takemitsu
Tora Augestad; Petteri Pitko; Anna Petrini; Cecilia Zilliacus

KorsholmToward the sea

Wennäkoski, Takemitsu, Clarke, Beamish, Fauré
Jaan Bossier; Anders Jonhäll; Stephen Fitzpatrick; Ylvali Zilliacus
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
Disciplined playing from the Japan Philharmonic brought mixed rewards in a programme that inspired only fitfully.
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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.
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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.
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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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