Toru Takemitsu Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Toru Takemitsu Quotes and Sayings

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    Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    I always want to write erotic music... Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense - about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe... about life. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    Music is a form of prayer. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF
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    The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field. Toru Takemitsu | Refcard PDF






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