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Takemitsu, Tōru

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

57 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 973 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 )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 646 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
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 616 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
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unemployed samurai is forced to commit harakiri before a feudal lord, his father-in-law returns to the scene, seemingly to play out the same agonizing suicide ritual
Chamber music by Tōru Takemitsu( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flock descends into the pentagonal garden ; Spirit garden ; Dreamtime by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From me flows what you call time (De moi coule ce que tu appelles le temps). Takemitsu, Toru
I hear the water dreaming by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

18 editions published in 2000 in 5 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting silence : selected writings by Tōru Takemitsu( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takemitsu's desire to express thoughts in prose as well as music, not typical of Japanese composers until recently, is more frequently associated with nineteenth-century European composers. With little interest in program music, Takemitsu does not believe that words explain the essence of music. Words are important in his own compositional technique, however, and his interest in writing is certainly more than casual. Words stimulate his imagination and give rise literally to images that in turn activate his sensibilities in his search for sound, the real essence of music
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu = Samurai rebellion by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 416 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
Takemitsu played by John Williams by Tōru Takemitsu( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November steps by Tōru Takemitsu( )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano works by Tōru Takemitsu( )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 24, 1990, ABC Studio 210 (1st-6th works) and Sept. 16, 1990, Art Gallery of New South Wales (7th work), Sydney
In an autumn garden by Tōru Takemitsu( )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be in death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life
Kuroi ame = Black rain by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and German and held by 378 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
Music for orchestra by Tōru Takemitsu( )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 372 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 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Tōru Takemitsu( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ran
Alternative Names
T. Takemitsu

Takemicu Tóru

Takemitsu.

Takemitsu, T.

Takemitsu, T. 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tohru

Takemitsu, Tohru 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tooru.

Takemitsu, Tooru 1930-1996

Takemitsu Tōru

Takemitsu,toru(1930-1996)

Takemitsu, Turo 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

무만철 1930-1996

타케미쓰 토오루 1930-1996

타케미츠 토오루 1930-1996

タケミツ トオル

タケミツ トオル 1930-1996

武満 徹

武満 徹 1930-1996

武滿徹.

武満徹 1930-1996

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Hara kiri (Seppuku)Confronting silence : selected writingsToru Takemitsu : a bio-bibliographyCreative sources for the music of Tōru TakemitsuA memoir of Tōru Takemitsu