Toru Takemitsu

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Takemitsu was a self-taught Japanese composer who combined elements of Eastern and Western music and philosophy to create a unique sound world.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
November Steps, for shakuhachi, biwa & orchestra 1967 19:38 Concerto
A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden, for orchestra 1977 12:27 Orchestral
A Way A Lone, for string quartet 1981 12:54 Chamber Music
Toward the Sea I, for alto flute & guitar 1981 11:28 Chamber Music
Rain-Tree Sketch, for piano 1982 04:24 Keyboard
Eclipse, for shakuhachi & biwa 1966 13:25 Chamber Music
Requiem, for string orchestra 1957 08:57 Orchestral
riverrun, for piano & orchestra 1984 14:23 Concerto
All in Twilight, pieces (4) for guitar 1987 10:42 Chamber Music
Uninterrupted Rest I, for piano 1952 01:55 Keyboard
Folios, for guitar 1974 09:04 Chamber Music
Toward the Sea III, for alto flute & harp 1989 08:55 Chamber Music
For Away, for piano 1973 07:06 Keyboard
Uninterrupted Rests I-III, for piano 1952 06:19 Keyboard
Rain Spell, for flute, clarinet, harp, piano & vibraphone 1982 09:38 Chamber Music
Les Yeux Clos II, for piano 1979 08:00 Keyboard
Piano Distance, for piano 1961 04:40 Keyboard
Rain-Tree Sketch II, for piano 1992 04:16 Keyboard
Tree Line, for chamber orchestra 1988 11:46 Orchestral
Elegy (Hika), for violin & piano 1966 04:56 Chamber Music
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