Takemitsu Scores

Nobuko Imai, Roger Woodward, Saito Kinen Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Toru Takemitsu: November Steps (2015)

Nobuko Imai, Roger Woodward, Saito Kinen Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Toru Takemitsu: November Steps (2015)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 232 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 04 | Time: 68:57 min

. . . innovative and exceptionally crafted works, neatly and thinly packaged for your convenience. In "November Steps", the biwa (a short-necked lute) and shakuhachi (an end-blown bamboo flute) take center stage. Ozawa and his excellent orchestra have little to do except provide a sparse backdrop, but they are unchallenged in this music all the same.

Trio Isimsiz - Brahms, Takemitsu & Beethoven (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2017
Trio Isimsiz - Brahms, Takemitsu & Beethoven (2017)

Trio Isimsiz - Brahms, Takemitsu & Beethoven
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:12 min | 258 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Trio Isimsiz (Turkish for ‘no name’) have certainly been making themselves a name as one of the most exciting young piano trios on the classical music scene. All three members of the Trio Isimsiz enjoy great success individually. Erdem Misirlioglu was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008, Pablo Hernán Benedí is a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, formed by Alina Ibragimova, and Michael Petrov represented the UK in the European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star series. This is the Trio’s debut recording.
Trio Isimsiz - Brahms, Takemitsu & Beethoven (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Isimsiz - Brahms, Takemitsu & Beethoven (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:12 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Trio Isimsiz (Turkish for ‘no name’) have certainly been making themselves a name as one of the most exciting young piano trios on the classical music scene. All three members of the Trio Isimsiz enjoy great success individually. Erdem Misirlioglu was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008, Pablo Hernán Benedí is a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, formed by Alina Ibragimova, and Michael Petrov represented the UK in the European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star series. This is the Trio’s debut recording.
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.
Saturday Night at the Movies: The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema’s Greatest Scores

Saturday Night at the Movies: The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema’s Greatest Scores by Jenny Nelson
English | March 1st, 2018 | ASIN: B077G71611, ISBN: 1783963662 | 256 pages | EPUB | 5.07 MB

Discover the remarkable stories behind some of the most popular film music of all time

Old Scores - Will Thomas  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 23, 2018
Old Scores - Will Thomas

Old Scores - Will Thomas
English | 2017 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1250077966 | EPUB | 3.97 MB

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Intersectional Inequality : Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Jan. 25, 2018
Intersectional Inequality : Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty

Intersectional Inequality : Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty
by Charles C. Ragin and Peer C. Fiss
English | 2017 | ISBN: 022641440X | 182 Pages | PDF | 3.1 MB