22 Jun 2014

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 22 June 2014
Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden Photo: Laurascudder, Creative Commons 2.0


Toru Takemitsu’s interest in Western classical music began when he heard it on American military radio in Japan, after World War Two.

He is known for his combination of the sounds of East and West in his concert music and his film scores.


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