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The Music of Toru Takemitsu

  • Author: Burt, Peter
this is an insightful book which provides the materials for a richer understanding of this intriguing composer

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$30.50

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Estimated despatch time 7 - 10 days

Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on conventions
  • Introduction
  • 1. Pre-history: how Western music came to Japan
  • 2. Music and 'pre-music': Takemitsu's early years
  • 3. Experimental workshop: the years of Jikken Kobo
  • 4. The Requiem and its reception
  • 5. Projections onto a Western mirror
  • 6. 'Cage shock' and after
  • 7. Projections onto an Eastern mirror
  • 8. Modernist apogee: the early 1970s
  • 9. Descent into the pentagonal garden
  • 10. Towards the sea of tonality: the works of the 1980s
  • 11. Beyond the far calls: the final years
  • 12. Swimming in the ocean that has no West or East
  • Notes
  • List of Takemitsu's work
  • Bibliography
  • Index.