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Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 1 - Takemitsu, Brouwer / Shin-ichi Fukada

Takemitsu / Brouwer
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573153   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leo BrouwerToru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Toru Takemitsu is widely regarded as the greatest Japanese composer of the 20th century. After the appearance of Folios in 1974 he was acknowledged as a formidable master of writing for the guitar, bringing to the instrument a sensibility and imaginative flair which have seldom been equalled. In the Woods was his final composition. Shin-ichi Fukada and Leo Brouwer were both close friends of Takemitsu, and this programme includes Brouwer’s two heartfelt homages in his memory. Toru Takemitsu is widely regarded as the greatest Japanese composer of the 20th century. After the appearance of Folios in 1974 he was acknowledged as a formidable master of writing for the guitar, bringing to the instrument a sensibility and imaginative flair which have seldom been equalled. In the Woods was his final composition. Shin-ichi Fukada and Leo Brouwer were both close friends of Takemitsu, and this programme includes Brouwer’s two heartfelt homages in his memory. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Hika "In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu" by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Cuba 
2. Songs (12) for Guitar: Yesterday by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
3. Songs (12) for Guitar: Here, There and Everywhere by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
4. Piece for the 60th Birthday of Sylvano Bussotti, for guitar by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
5. In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; Japan 
6. Folios by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Japan 
7. Equinox by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
8. All in Twilight by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Japan 
9. El arpa y la sombra "Omaggio a Toru Takemitsu" by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukada (Guitar)

Sound Samples

Hika, "In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu"
Folios: I. -
Folios: II. -
Folios: III. -
Subete wa usuakari no naka de (All in Twilight): I. -
Subete wa usuakari no naka de (All in Twilight): II. Dark
Subete wa usuakari no naka de (All in Twilight): III. -
Subete wa usuakari no naka de (All in Twilight): IV. Slightly Fast
A Piece for Guitar, "For the Birthday of Sylvano Bussotti"
El arpa y la sombra, "Omaggio a Toru Takemitsu"
Equinox
Mori no naka de (In the Woods): I. Wainscot Pond (after a painting by Cornelia Foss)
Mori no naka de (In the Woods): II. Rosedale
Mori no naka de (In the Woods): III. Muir Woods
Gita no tame no juni no uta (12 Songs for Guitar): No. 5. Lennon / McCartney: Here, There and Everywhere
Gita no tame no juni no uta (12 Songs for Guitar): No. 2. Lennon / McCartney: Yesterday

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