Our Turning Points series presents the music of great composers whose output was so distinctive that it had an enormous impact on the direction of contemporary music. The focus here is Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu in this subtly colourful programme based on the composer’s love for nature and the outdoors. Takemitsu had an especially close relationship with the London Sinfonietta, expressed through some extraordinarily beautiful ensemble scores which are now amongst the composer’s most celebrated works.
Tōru Takemitsu Air
Anton Webern 3 Little Pieces
Claude Debussy Poissons d'or
Olivier Messiaen Le merle noir
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II: in memory of Messiaen
Tōru Takemitsu And then I knew ‘twas wind
Tchaikovsky / Takemitsu Autumn Song
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Coming
Chloe Rooke conductor
This event is produced by the London Sinfonietta. London Sinfonietta is grateful to Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for their support of the cancelled iteration of this concert in April 2020. The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation
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