Facts about Toru Takemitsu

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Toru Takemitsu was a famous Composer from Japan, who lived between October 8, 1930 and February 20, 1996.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by Toru.

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Famous quotes by Toru Takemitsu (7)


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"Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow"
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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"
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"I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned"
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"Music is a form of prayer"
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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"
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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"
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"Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world"


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