TORU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996): Romance, Lento in due movimenti, Pause ininterrompue, Piano Distance, For Away, Les yeux clos I and II, Rain Tree Sketch I and II, Piano Pieces for Children, Litany.

Catalogue Number: 10J089

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.570261

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Covering as it does 43 years of Takemitsu's career, there is some rare, early repertoire here. The first three items listed above date from 1949 to 1959 and offer impressionistically blurred harmonies (Romance) and atmospheres redolent of Messiaen. Then, the aleatoric Piano Distance begins his mature period in which he experiments with keyboard sonority (and with gamelan music, as in For Away). Kotaro Fukuma (piano).

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