Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tōru Takemitsu (武満 徹) - In An Autumn Garden

1983; 6 tracks
The Tokyo Gakuso Orchestra

Tōru Takemitsu was a Modern Japanese composer of avant-garde music. In An Autumn Garden draws from Western styles much of the time, but Takemitsu still maintains a fairly consistent style of traditional Japanese music. There are many different influences to classical music present in this album, such as jazz, the avant-garde, and even some Impressionist harmonies similar to those of Debussy and others. In the end, this is a really beautiful, cererbral album of magnificent Japanese classical music, and and I suck at writing these things!



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