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Peter Burt, The Music of Toru Takemitsu

Peter Burt, The Music of Toru Takemitsu ß Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005. Published by Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK CRITICAL FORUM orchestra. So it is good to be reminded (p. 111) that this piece is one of only eight concert works not composed exclusively for Western classical forces. Finally, much as his music attracted those epithets that are often reserved to compensate for meagre productivity ± refined, painstaking, fastidious ± Takemitsu was remarkably prolific. And that, to begin with, poses no small problem for Burt. Even the exclusion of most of the film scores (over 100 in total) and the incidental music for theatre, radio and television leaves him with around 130 concert works to consider. In the ten roughly chronological chapters which form the core of the book (after a useful overview of the history of Western-style art music in Japan), nearly all these compositions are drawn into the discussion, with anything from a passing mention to three or four pages of commentary. This comprehensiveness undoubtedly enhances the book's value as a reference source, but at times it was hard not to wish for something more selective, or at least more opinionated. Getting to grips with an output of this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Peter Burt, The Music of Toru Takemitsu

Music Analysis , Volume 23 (1) – Mar 1, 2004

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2004 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0262-5245
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1468-2249
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10.1111/j.0262-5245.2004.00197.x
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ß Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005. Published by Blackwell Publishing, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK CRITICAL FORUM orchestra. So it is good to be reminded (p. 111) that this piece is one of only eight concert works not composed exclusively for Western classical forces. Finally, much as his music attracted those epithets that are often reserved to compensate for meagre productivity ± refined, painstaking, fastidious ± Takemitsu was remarkably prolific. And that, to begin with, poses no small problem for Burt. Even the exclusion of most of the film scores (over 100 in total) and the incidental music for theatre, radio and television leaves him with around 130 concert works to consider. In the ten roughly chronological chapters which form the core of the book (after a useful overview of the history of Western-style art music in Japan), nearly all these compositions are drawn into the discussion, with anything from a passing mention to three or four pages of commentary. This comprehensiveness undoubtedly enhances the book's value as a reference source, but at times it was hard not to wish for something more selective, or at least more opinionated. Getting to grips with an output of this

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Music AnalysisWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2004

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