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Takemitsu, Tōru

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Most widely held works by Tōru Takemitsu
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 16th century Japan, Ran related the tale of how an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle among the three, as Hidetora falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest when he speaks the truth. The ruthless betrayal ultimately drives Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom."--Container
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual journey focusing on the bizarre and whimsical works of the Catalan architect who influenced such artists as Picasso, Miró and Dali
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Multiple languages and Japanese and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other
Chamber music by Tōru Takemitsu( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinjū ten no Amijima = Double suicide by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many films have drawn from classic Japanese theatrical forms, but none with such shocking cinematic effect as director Masahiro Shinoda's Double suicide. in this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute. Criterion is proud to present Double suicide in a stunning digital transfer, with a new and improved English subtitle translation
A flock descends into the pentagonal garden ; Spirit garden ; Dreamtime by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From me flows what you call time (De moi coule ce que tu appelles le temps). Takemitsu, Toru
Ceremonial ; Family tree ; My way of life ; Requiem ; Air by Tōru Takemitsu( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuroi ame = Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and German and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Shizuma and their niece Yasuko make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, devastated by the atomic bomb. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village containing many survivors of the bombing. Yasuko does not appear to be affected, but the Shizumas are worried about her marriage prospects, fearing that she might succumb to radiation sickness at any time
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu = Samurai rebellion by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clan lord orders an aging swordsman to have his son marry the lord's mistress, but reverses his decision after the young couple falls in love
Confronting silence : selected writings by Tōru Takemitsu( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although internationally recognized as a major twentieth-century composer, Toru Takemitsu as author is relatively unknown except to Japanese-speaking readers. Since 1960, he has written numerous essays and commentaries, most of which have been published in Japan. Confronting Silence is the first collection of his writings to be translated into English. For the present volume, he has selected writings covering a wide range of subjects: art and artists, movies, his contemporaries, nature in all of its manifestations (a favorite topic), and, of course, music - traditional and contemporary, Eastern and Western, folk music, and his own compositions and approach to composing
November steps by Tōru Takemitsu( )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum pour instruments à vent et percussion métallique / Takemitsu: November Steps for orchestra with shakuhachi and biwa
Takemitsu played by John Williams by Tōru Takemitsu( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November steps ; Eclipse ; Viola concerto : A string around autumn by Tōru Takemitsu( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawaita hana( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict. What at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path
Songs by Tōru Takemitsu( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flock descends into the pentagonal garden ; Dreamtime ; Star-isle ; Orion and Pleiades by Tōru Takemitsu( )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotation of dream by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folios : for guitar by Tōru Takemitsu( )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
T. Takemitsu


Takemitsu, T. 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tohru

Takemitsu, Tohru 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tooru.

Takemitsu, Tooru 1930-1996

Takemitsu Tōru

Takemitsu, Tōru 1930-1996

Takemitu, Tōru

Tóru Takemicu

Tōru Takemitsu

Tōru Takemitsu 1930-1996

Tōru Takemitsu compositeur japonais

Tōru Takemitsu compositore giapponese

Toru Takemitsu Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory

Tōru Takemitsu japanischer Komponist

Toru Takemitsu Japans componist (1930-1996)

Toru Takemitsu japansk komponist

Tôru Takemitsu japansk kompositör

Tōru Takemitsu kompozytor japoński

ToruTakemitsu آهنگساز ژاپنی

Такемитсу, Тору

Такэмицу, Тору

Тору Такеметсу

Тору Такеміцу

טורו טאקמיצו

טקמיצו, טורו

다케미쓰 도루

タケミツ トオル

タケミツ トオル 1930-1996

武満 徹

武満 徹 1930-1996


武満徹 1930-1996

RanShinjū ten no Amijima = Double suicideConfronting silence : selected writingsCreative sources for the music of Tōru TakemitsuToru Takemitsu : a bio-bibliographyA memoir of Tōru Takemitsu