Takemitsu Scores

Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Yuzo Toyama, Rie Hamada - Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Yuzo Toyama, conductor; Rie Hamada, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Denon/Nippon Columbia | # CO-18073 | Time: 00:53:26

Performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Yuzo Toyama with soprano Rie Hamada. A beautiful digital recording of several rarely performed works by Takemitsu (the soprano part of the marvelous "Coral Island" is very difficult, for example, and the "Archipelago S" is for an unusual ensemble of instruments). Many of the subtleties of Takemitsu's writing are lost in recording (for example, subtle harmonics behind more foreground material), but the engineers made a good effort here.
Tan Dun - Pipa Concerto; Toru Takemitsu - Nostalghia; Hikaru Hayashi - Viola Concerto (2008) [Wu Man, Yuri Bashmet]

Tan Dun - Pipa Concerto; Tōru Takemitsu - Nostalghia; Hikaru Hayashi - Viola Concerto (2008)
Wu Man, pipa; Yuri Bashmet, violin & viola, conductor; Moscow Soloists; Roman Balashov, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | # 4027 | Time: 01:18:02

Tan Dun's Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa (1999) is a reworking of one of his most popular works, Ghost Opera, written for and recorded by the Kronos Quartet. In this version, the composer's characteristic polystylism – which here includes Chinese folk song, Copland-esque Big Sky music, quotations from Bach, and vocalizations by the orchestra – comes across as a jumble, without much of a strong vision holding the disparate elements together. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man, who appeared on the Kronos recording, plays the concerto with energy and delicacy. She's ably accompanied by the Moscow Soloists, led by Yuri Bashmet. The concerto is followed by Takemitsu's Nostalghia (1987) for violin and string orchestra. Its compositional assurance, clarity, subtly nuanced orchestration, and emotional directness make it all the more striking in contrast to the Tan Dun. Here Bashmet is the impassioned soloist, with Roman Balashov conducting with great sensitivity. The three brief excerpts from Takemitsu's film scores are a pleasant stylistic diversion – light, strongly differentiated character pieces.

Toru Takemitsu - How Slow the Wind (2001)  Music

Posted by stfine at Aug. 25, 2011
Toru Takemitsu - How Slow the Wind (2001)

Toru Takemitsu - How Slow the Wind (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC image + cue + log + scans | 01:11:33 | 261 MB (3% rec.)
20th Century Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: BIS, CD-1078

It has been written many times that Toru Takemitsu is something of a latter day impressionist. Almost all the works on this disc, most of which are from his real maturity, bear out this statement; they are abundantly rich in colour and exotic atmosphere, with the orchestral palette used with the utmost refinement and subtlety. It could be said that Takemitsu goes even further, exploring distant horizons with a sensuousness rarely heard in any other composer.

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Oct. 5, 2010
Toru Takemitsu: November Steps /  Seiji Ozawa (2008)

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 193 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.83) | Time: 54:58 | hotfile, filesonic

Toru loved his country; particularly it's most refined traditions. He always expressed delight with our world's diversity and sadness at the passing of unique cultural traditions from which he believed other people could learn important lessons. Toru was not interested in merging cultures. On the contrary, he wanted every culture to retain its unique characteristics as parables for the enlightenment of all. He wanted peace but valued individuality above uniformity, principle above compromise. He expressed ambivalence about his November Steps; a blend of western orchestra and traditional Japanese instruments that some people saw as a bridge between East and West and a template for a world music.

Richard Gibbs with Bobby Owsinski: Rocking Clubs to Writing Scores  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Sept. 28, 2017
Richard Gibbs with Bobby Owsinski: Rocking Clubs to Writing Scores

Richard Gibbs with Bobby Owsinski: Rocking Clubs to Writing Scores
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 1:06:24 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1202.6 MB
National PO, Charles Gerhardt - Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Gerhardt
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Joaquin Achucarro, piano

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 241 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:52:07
Contemporary Classical, Soundtracks | Label: RCA Victor/BMG Classics | # GD80707

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann is probably the best of the entire series by conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Every track is worthwhile and memorably played, especially Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and the suite from Citizen Kane, the latter highlighted by Kiri Te Kanawa's performance of the Strauss-like aria from Salammbo.

Choral Scores [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Aug. 1, 2017
Choral Scores [Repost]

Dennis Shrock - Choral Scores
Published: 2015-03-03 | ISBN: 0199781893, 0199781907 | PDF | 1016 pages | 96.9 MB

V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 26, 2017
V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)

V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 748 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 302 MB | Covers - 132 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records (Rune 75/76)

25 Cuneiform artists cover the compositions of other Cuneiform bands! Essential for the Cuneiform fan and an excellent overview of what Cuneiform do for the novice. All tracks unreleased elsewhere. Over 2 hours of music by: Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic, David Borden, George Cartwright, Doctor Zero (Doctor Nerve + Univers Zero), Forrest Fang, Happy Family, Hugh Hopper, Henry Kaiser, Piero Milesi, Phil Miller, Miriodor, Virgil Moorefield, The Muffins, PFS, Philharmonie, Present, Rattlemouth, U Totem, Volapük and more!
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.
Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:38 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Akiko Suwanai (the youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition) and pianist Enrico Pace with a programme featuring works by Strauss and Franck. The duo will also perform Hika by Tōru Takemitsu, marking the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death.