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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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Hong KongAdrien La Marca Plays Walton Viola Concerto

Adrien La Marca Plays Walton Viola Concerto
Takemitsu, Walton, Sibelius
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Ken Lam; Adrien La Marca

CheltenhamQuenington Recital

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

DubrovnikSchumann Quartet

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

HerefordJoby Burgess: Pioneers of Percussion

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

Hong KongQuotation of Dream

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

Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
The Istanbulite audience of symphonic music made a huge step forward in their sound worlds thanks to BIPO and the piano duo Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü.
****1
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