Music of Toru Takemitsu

Noriko Ogawa - Rain Tree: The Complete Solo Piano Music Of Toru Takemitsu (1996)

Noriko Ogawa - Rain Tree: The Complete Solo Piano Music Of Toru Takemitsu (1996)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 135 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans, Booklet included
Modern Classical | Label: BIS, BIS-CD-805 | 1996 | 00:55:42

Piano music occupies an important place within the oeuvre of Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). His first publicly performed piece was a work for the piano - Lento in Due Mouimenti - and he would continue to compose for the instrument throughout his career. Hence, we can follow the development of his compositional style through his piano music - tracing, for example, the evolution of his personal harmonic language or his increasing timbral consciousness.

The Music of Toru Takemitsu (Music in the Twentieth Century)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Feb. 1, 2013
The Music of Toru Takemitsu (Music in the Twentieth Century)

Peter Burt, "The Music of Toru Takemitsu (Music in the Twentieth Century)"
English | ISBN: 0521026954, 0521782201 | edition 2001 | PDF | 305 pages | 1.8 MB

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Oct. 5, 2010
Toru Takemitsu: November Steps /  Seiji Ozawa (2008)

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 193 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.83) | Time: 54:58 | hotfile, filesonic

Toru loved his country; particularly it's most refined traditions. He always expressed delight with our world's diversity and sadness at the passing of unique cultural traditions from which he believed other people could learn important lessons. Toru was not interested in merging cultures. On the contrary, he wanted every culture to retain its unique characteristics as parables for the enlightenment of all. He wanted peace but valued individuality above uniformity, principle above compromise. He expressed ambivalence about his November Steps; a blend of western orchestra and traditional Japanese instruments that some people saw as a bridge between East and West and a template for a world music.
Toru Takemitsu - Between Tides and Other Chamber Music - Fujita Piano Trio (2001)

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
Between Tides and Other Chamber Music - Fujita Piano Trio

XLD Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Front Cover | 71'42 | 234 MB
20th Century Classical - Contemporary | 2001 | Asv
Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.

The Music of Strangers (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 22, 2017
The Music of Strangers (2015)

The Music of Strangers (2015)
DVDRip | 720x406 | .MKV/AVC @ 1050 Kbps | 1 h 35 min | 806 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.
Quincy Jones - Explores the Music of Henry Mancini (1964) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Quincy Jones - Explores the Music of Henry Mancini (1964) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517995741)

As modern big-band leaders go, Quincy Jones in the '60s would be first choice for many composers who wrote for a television series or the cinema. Though not the original themes, Jones was quite able to produce a full album featuring Henry Mancini's famous songs from movies and the small screen. This collection of the familiar and obscure Mancini done in 1964, preceded famed epic scores written by Jones from films The Pawnbroker and The Deadly Affair. It comprises several well-known hit tunes and a smattering of cuts not easily identifiable as the hummable and memorable Mancini classics…
Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties [Repost]

Michael D. Dwyer - Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties
Published: 2015-07-08 | ISBN: 019935684X, 0199356831 | PDF | 240 pages | 8.41 MB
Genevieve Lacey - Line Drawings: Music Of Jacob van Eyck (2017)

Genevieve Lacey - Line Drawings: Music Of Jacob van Eyck
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. front cover | 54:32 min | 226 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

‘Jacob’s been a friend for decades. Almost as long as I’ve been playing the recorder, I’ve been playing Jacob’s music. Perhaps because I first met and loved him when I was little, his voice feels like my instrument’s mother tongue. Jacob’s simple melodies were so sweet for my young fingers. In adolescence, his music expressed things I couldn’t, yet meant with all my being. Jacob was there in my learning-my-craft years, his music urging me through the long, solitary practice tunnel. Nowadays I’m discovering expressive sides of him I didn’t recognise earlier … He died centuries ago, but he’s shaped me.’

Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 4, 2017
Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America

Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North America edited by Tara Browner
English | March 13, 2009 | ISBN: 0252022211 | EPUB | 176 pages | 2.8 MB