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M-LT 71126 - Takemitsu
Toru Takemitsu was a true iconoclast; one of the most important seminal composers of the 20th Century. This course will examine pieces from his entire output including works for traditional Japanese instruments, solo piano music, orchestral music, chamber music, music for film, and transcriptions of popular music. We will also discuss his essays on art, music, and nature. Weekly homework for the course will be reading and listening assignments. Class discussion will be an integral part of the grade. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of Takemitsu’s unique aesthetic, his idiosyncratic harmonic language, and his compositional process. Students will develop a deep understanding of Takemitsu’s role in late 20th century music as well as the extent of his far-reaching influence.

Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
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Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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