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Takemitsu, Tōru

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

54 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en el Japón del siglo XVI, un anciano líder anuncia su intención de repartir sus tierras entre sus tres hijos. Su decisión genera una lucha de poder que supondrá la destrucción de su familia y su reino
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 809 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
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 615 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( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From me flows what you call time (De moi coule ce que tu appelles le temps). Takemitsu,, Toru
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything comes from the great book of Nature; human attainments are an already printed book."--Gaudi, end title screen. The Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor united Neo-Gothic mysticism and grandeur with Art Nouveau lines, combined with a surreal apprehension of the power of nature. Less of a documentary than a tribute, Teshigahara's film becomes a place to get lost, a radically hypnotic travelogue that's completely symbiotic with its subject. Almost wordless, this visual rhapsody is accompanied by music from composer Toru Takemitsu, whose free-floating East-meets-West impressionism and organic flow mimics the sprouting curvilinear shapes of Gaudi's buildings
Shinjū ten no Amijima Double suicide by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 449 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
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in Japanese and French and held by 413 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
Kuroi ame by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Japanese and German and held by 409 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 405 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
Kurutta kajitsu( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natsuhisa, a cynical, dissolute 20-year-old, constantly teases his younger brother Haruji about girls. Haruji travels by train for a summer at a beach; at the station, Haruji spots a young woman and can think of nothing else for the next few days. When they cross paths again - she's Eri - Haruji invites her to a party. They start a slow courtship. Then Natsuhisa discovers that Eri is married. He promises not to tell Haruji only if she is willing to betray Haruji and see him in secret. A volatile love triangle ensues
Takemitsu played by John Williams, guitar by Tōru Takemitsu( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Tōru Takemitsu( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawaita hana( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Piano works by Tōru Takemitsu( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 293 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
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 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How slow the wind by Tōru Takemitsu( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotation of dream by Tōru Takemitsu( Recording )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Takemitsu, T. 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tohru

Takemitsu, Tohru 1930-1996

Takemitsu, Tooru.

Takemitsu, Tooru 1930-1996

Takemitsu Tōru

Takemitsu, Tōru 1930-1996

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 1930-1996

武満 徹.

武満 徹 1930-1996


武満徹 1930-1996

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