Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996): Toward the sea, for alto flute and guitar (1981).

I. The Night
II. Moby Dick
III. Cape Cod

Robert Aitken, flauto
Norbert Kraft, chitarra.


Classical music world cup, Day 22: Japan

Composer: 武満 徹 [Tōru Takemitsu] (1930 - 1996)

Work: Adagio (con rubato) from リタニ – マイケル・ヴァイナーの追憶に – [Litany: In Memory of Michael Vyner] (1989)

Performer: Noriko Ogawa


The Face of Another

Dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara

Out of the Teshigahara/Abe/Takemitsu/Segawa films I’ve seen, this is probably my favorite one. I really love the surreal and eerie imagery here. Takemitsu further enhances the atmosphere with his score that blends his avant garde style with some more contemporary pieces; playing along with the theme of duality.