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==Zappa about Takemitsu==
 
==Zappa about Takemitsu==
  
<blockquote>''"I'm still quite fond of [[Pierre Boulez|Boulez]]'s music, but not so much so of [[Karlheinz Stockhausen|Stockhausen]]'s stuff. I like other things in contemporary music, too, particularly Takemitsu. He's one of my favorites."''</blockquote>  
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<blockquote>''"I like other things in contemporary music, too, particularly Takemitsu. He's one of my favorites."''</blockquote>  
 
<div align=right>— [[Frank Zappa]], ''[[Modern Music Is a Sick Puppy]]'' by Steve Birchall, Digital Audio, 1984.</div>
 
<div align=right>— [[Frank Zappa]], ''[[Modern Music Is a Sick Puppy]]'' by Steve Birchall, Digital Audio, 1984.</div>
  

Latest revision as of 16:48, 19 November 2020

Tōru Takemitsu.

Tōru Takemitsu (October 8, 1930 - February 20, 1996) was a Japanese composer, best known for his works "Requiem for strings" (1958) and "November Steps" (1967). His music drew from various influences including European classical composers like Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy, jazz, popular music, avant-garde and traditional Japanese music.

Zappa about Takemitsu

"I like other things in contemporary music, too, particularly Takemitsu. He's one of my favorites."

Frank Zappa, Modern Music Is a Sick Puppy by Steve Birchall, Digital Audio, 1984.

"I think 'November Steps' (by (Tōru Takemitsu) kicks the shit out of 'Turangalila'"."

— Zappa in Interview with the Composer, February 1980.).

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