Composer: Takemitsu, Toru (1930-1996)

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Year of birth1930
Year of death1996
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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TokyoPrecious 1 PM, Vol. 3

Bonis, Bax, Debussy, Takemitsu
Naoko Yoshino; Yoshie Ueno; Yoshiko Kawamoto

GothenburgAn Extraordinary Trio

Ravel, Saariaho, Bax, Takemitsu, Debussy
Musicians from Gothenburg Symphony; Håvard Lysebo; Tuula Fleivik Nurmo; Erik Groenestein-Hendriks

GlasgowMatthias Pintscher Conducts….

Choi, Hosokawa, Takemitsu, Vivier
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Matthias Pintscher; Simon Höfele

ManchesterReiko Fujisawa

Takemitsu, Adès, Beethoven, Chopin
Reiko Fujisawa, Piano

ParisVoyages - Musique de chambre - Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

Pierné, Takemitsu, Jolivet
Musiciens de l'Orchestre national d'Île-de-France; Julie Depardieu
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NHK Symphony Orchestra's magnificent Mahler Six

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

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

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

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

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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