” 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. “


” Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper. “


” 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. “


” Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow. “


” Music is a form of prayer. “



All 5 Toru Takemitsu Quotes about Music in picture


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.
Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.


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.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
Music is a form of prayer.
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