Thursday, January 19, 2017

Toru Takemitsu - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden (1988)

Haunting modern classical by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden collects works written and recorded between 1961 and 1978, with four pieces for chamber orchestra, and two for full orchestra. Lush, beautiful, weird, dissonant.

Track listing:
1. Quatrain
2. A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
3. Stanza I
4. Sacrifice
5. Ring
6. Valeria

The bird in the gravel

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  1. Thanks, I adore Takemitsu's music... truly gorgeous! If you're interested, the following blog has made some recent Takemitsu posts, including a 7-disc box compiling selections from his huge body of film soundtracks:

  2. This is fantastic, thanks for sharing. Never heard of him before but will now definitely dig deeper.

  3. This is absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing. Only listened to three or four Takemitsu pieces prior to this, must try even more.