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Creative Sources For The Music Of Toru Takemitsu

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This dissertation comprises a study of the composer Toru Takemitsu, vis-a-vis his creative sources, for example, those extra-musical influences that inspire his compositions. The work is organized into the following categories: (1) his early years, (2) influences from composers, (3) nature, (4) his theory of dream, number and water, (5) words and music, (6) East and West, ...more
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Published January 1st 1993 by Scolar Press
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Christopher
Jul 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Noriko Ohtake's CREATIVE SOURCES FOR THE MUSIC OF TORU TAKEMITSU is a brief (-page) catalogue of the great Japanese composer's inspiration. Published in 1993, it covers most of the career of Takemitsu, who tragically died before his time in 1996. Much of the work is based on the composer's own statements in interviews, and is a good glimpse inside the mind of a man one often thinks of as taciturn and shy.

Ohtake begins with a discussion of the composer's early years and the formative influences t
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