Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Toru Takemitsu: Complete Original Solo Guitar Works (And Leo Brouwer - Hika: In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu - El Arpa y la Sombra: Omaggio a Toru Takemitsu) Shin-ichi Fukuda, Guitar - Naxos 2014

I don't know about you but I have never met a single work by Takemitsu that I didn't like (even his more abstract, experimental music..and some of the best examples were written for film). His guitar music is, not surprisingly, both beautiful and steeped in delicate simplicity. Leo Brouwer's reverence for Takemitsu takes shape here in two homage works, both of which provide a sense of energy to the otherwise meditative program. Interestingly, the last two tracks taken from Takemitsu's "Twelve Songs for Guitar" are both songs by the Beatles! Takemitsu pulls it off deftly and these arrangements are both winsome and haunting.

Enjoy my fellow sound travelers! 




Leonid said...

This is the great music! too thank you Tz

Tzadik said...

Enjoy it Leonid :)



Nicola Bernardelli y Diego Lafon said...

Than you VERY much. I´m listening to it right now!

Tzadik said...

Greetings Nicola, you are quite welcome! I hope the music brings you much pleasure; Takemitsu is for me irresistible - and often intoxicating :) It is no wonder that he worshipped Debussy so! -Thank you for commenting!