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Composer: Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996)

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Year of birth1930
Year of death1996
Period20th century
July 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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CheltenhamQuenington Recital

Quenington Recital
Debussy, Hindemith, Schubert, Takemitsu, Renie
Richard Allen, Harp

LondonLunchtime Recital - Lucy Humphris (trumpet) and Harry Rylance (piano)

Lunchtime Recital - Lucy Humphris (trumpet) and Harry Rylance  (piano)
Purcell, Takemitsu, Rachmaninov, Janáček, Piazzolla, James
Lucy Humphris; Unknown

DubrovnikSchumann Quartet

Haydn, Takemitsu, Schubert
Schumann Quartet; Erik Schumann; Ken Schumann; Liisa Randalu

HerefordJoby Burgess: Pioneers of Percussion

© Nick White
Takemitsu, Dale, Buckley, Xenakis, Lizée
Joby Burgess, Percussion


Storm, Tanaka, Takemitsu, Bang, Hosokawa, Lindgren, Werle
Fredrik Malmberg; Swedish Radio Choir; Mika Takehara
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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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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. 
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