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
Claude Debussy Poissons d'or
Olivier Messiaen La merle noir
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II: in memory of Messiaen
Anton Webern 3 Little Pieces
Tōru Takemitsu And then I knew ‘twas wind
Tchaikovsky / Takemitsu Autumn Song
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Coming
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