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Takemitsu, Tōru

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

66 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,611 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 716 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 )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 675 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 648 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
Shinjū ten no Amijima = Double suicide by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 583 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 death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life
Chamber music by Tōru Takemitsu( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From me flows what you call time (De moi coule ce que tu appelles le temps). Takemitsu, Toru
Quotation of dream by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hear the water dreaming by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

20 editions published in 2000 in 5 languages and held by 455 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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting silence : selected writings by Tōru Takemitsu( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 413 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 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es el año 1725. Isaburo, un samurai veterano perteneciente al clan local, mantiene una pacífica vida con su hijo y su esposa. Pero un día, el honor y los principios morales se oponen a su clan. Convencido de que lleva razón, Isaburo desafía a su clan, con nefastas consecuencias
In an autumn garden by Tōru Takemitsu( )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November steps by Tōru Takemitsu( )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 389 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 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano works by Sergey Prokofiev( )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 385 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
Kuroi ame = Black rain by Ridley Scott( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and German and held by 380 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
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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Tōru Takemitsu( )

4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 337 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 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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T. Takemitsu


Takemitsu, T.

Takemitsu, T. 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tohru

Takemitsu, Tohru 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tooru.

Takemitsu, Tooru 1930-1996

Takemitsu Tōru


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


武満徹 1930-1996

Hara kiri (Seppuku)Shinjū ten no Amijima = Double suicideConfronting silence : selected writingsCreative sources for the music of Tōru TakemitsuToru Takemitsu : a bio-bibliographyA memoir of Tōru Takemitsu