Toru Takemitsu “Works of Toru Takemitsu 1”

Toru Takemitsu “Works of Toru Takemitsu 1”

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武満徹の音楽 1
弦楽のためのレクイエム / 地平線のドーリア / 環礁
Victor (Japan) 1966
SJX-7503 (LP) w/obi, insert.
sleeve : NM-
media : NM-/NM-(some very slightly surface noises, still fine condition.)

This is the first in a series of the works of Toru Takemitsu, one of Japan's greatest composers, who transcended the boundaries of contemporary music and took up the challenge of composing music with a variety of experimental tendencies. Performed by the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hiroshi Wakasugi. A1 "Requiem for Strings" is a meditative orchestral work composed in 1957 at the request of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, in which one can experience the flow of sound based on the concept of "beat", which is completely different from the Western method. B1 "Atoll" is a suite consisting of an introduction, interlude, and finale, with a part sung by soprano Mutsumi Masuda, based on a poem written by poet Makoto Ooka. The approach to each piece is different, but you can feel the worldview common to Takemitsu's film music.

A1: 弦楽のためのレクイエム
A2: 地平線のドーリア

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