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Takemitsu, Tōru

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Most widely held works by Tōru Takemitsu
Kwaidan by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 824 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 Dominique Mougenot( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film explores the bizarre and whimsical works of the Catalan architect who influenced such artists as Picasso, Miró and Dali
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 653 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( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 527 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 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From me flows what you call time (De moi coule ce que tu appelles le temps). Takemitsu,, Toru
Shinjū ten no Amijima Double suicide by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 513 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
Kuroi ame by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 413 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
Confronting silence : selected writings by Tōru Takemitsu( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 406 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
Takemitsu played by John Williams, guitar by Tōru Takemitsu( )

9 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawaita hana by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 317 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
Quatrain ; A flock descends into the pentagonal garden by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain tree the complete solo piano music of Tōru Takemitsu by Tōru Takemitsu( )

3 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How slow the wind by Tōru Takemitsu( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A string around autumn by Tōru Takemitsu( )

10 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takemitsu by Tōru Takemitsu( )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folios : for guitar by Tōru Takemitsu( )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs I for mixed chorus by Tōru Takemitsu( )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distance : pour hautbois avec ou sans shō by Tōru Takemitsu( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōru Takemitsu by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Confronting silence : selected writings
Alternative Names

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

Такэмицу, Тору

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

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