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Article: Tribute To A Composer Brings Out The Ghosts

  • by Roger Covell — © John Fairfax Holdings
  • Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 1999 pg.12
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Town Hall, August 20

Toru Takemitsu, who died in 1996, was the Japanese composer of recent times most highly regarded in international music. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra paid a sustained tribute to his restrained, poetic, glinting art in its latest 20th-century program, appropriately employing a Japanese conductor, Hiroyuki Iwaki, to direct the proceedings.


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