Composer
TAKEMITSU
Title
Masque I (Continu, Incidental) (score form)
Instrumentation
2 flutes
Publisher
Salabert
Grade
4
Product Code
04S010017122

Largely self-taught, Takemitsu possessed a consummate skill in the subtle manipulation of instrumental and orchestral timbre.  He drew from a wide range of influences, including jazz, popular music, avant-garde procedures and traditional Japanese music, using a harmonic idiom largely derived from the music of Debussy or Messiaen.  He was considered one of leading Japanase composers of the 20th century.