Toru Takemitsu - Ran (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ran (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Toru Takemitsu

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 16 tracks £8.99
12" Vinyl Album 16 tracks £19.99
Download Album (MP3) 16 tracks £7.99
Download Album (FLAC) 16 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Toru Takemitsu - Ran (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Over a 60 year career director Akira Kurosawa's films have passed into cinematic legend and he retains his status as one of the most influential and preeminent film-makers of the 20th Century. Films such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha and his last great epic, Ran are all regarded as milestones in the history of celluloid. The latter, the most expensive film made in Japan up to its release in 1985 is loosely based on Japanese legend and Shakespeare's King Lear. Composer Toru Takemitsu ranks as highly in the echelons of Japanese music as Kurosawa in film with a prolific output of soundtracks alongside major music works and books. Commissioned on Kurosawa's instructions to deliver a score inspired by Mahler with up to 40 disparate takes of music, the spectral and eerie sounds capture perfectly the imagery on screen. Originally released as two separate suites of music this version includes those and adds a further 14 tracks of Takemitsu's score.

Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1518)
  1. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 1
  2. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 2
  3. Toru Takemitsu - Opening Credits - Main Title
  4. Toru Takemitsu - Kyouami / The First Castle / The Brave General's Bow
  5. Toru Takemitsu - The Flute Orchestra
  6. Toru Takemitsu - The Buddhist Praying Temple / The Last 110,000 and Hidetora / The Fury of Ootemon / The Second Castle
  7. Toru Takemitsu - Hell's Picture Scroll
  8. Toru Takemitsu - The Crimson Citadel / Surrendering the Castle – Desert of Madness
  9. Toru Takemitsu - Tsurumaru's Flute / Azusa Castle In Ruins
  10. Toru Takemitsu - Saburou's Army Arrives / Departing for the Front
  11. Toru Takemitsu - Endless Hell / Escape
  12. Toru Takemitsu - Tension In Yahatabara / Assault
  13. Toru Takemitsu - The Battle of Yawatano
  14. Toru Takemitsu - Lamentation / Chaos In the First Castle - Ujigabana / Illusions In the Sky
  15. Toru Takemitsu - Attendance At the Funeral / Flute of Darkness
  16. Toru Takemitsu - Ending Credits
12" Vinyl Album (SILLP1518)
    1. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 1
    1. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 2
    1. Toru Takemitsu - Opening Credits - Main Title
    2. Toru Takemitsu - Kyouami / The First Castle / The Brave General's Bow
    3. Toru Takemitsu - The Flute Orchestra
    4. Toru Takemitsu - The Buddhist Praying Temple / The Last 110,000 and Hidetora / The Fury of Ootemon / The Second Castle
    5. Toru Takemitsu - Hell's Picture Scroll
    6. Toru Takemitsu - The Crimson Citadel / Surrendering the Castle – Desert of Madness
    1. Toru Takemitsu - Tsurumaru's Flute / Azusa Castle In Ruins
    2. Toru Takemitsu - Saburou's Army Arrives / Departing for the Front
    3. Toru Takemitsu - Endless Hell / Escape
    4. Toru Takemitsu - Tension In Yahatabara / Assault
    5. Toru Takemitsu - The Battle of Yawatano
    6. Toru Takemitsu - Lamentation / Chaos In the First Castle - Ujigabana / Illusions In the Sky
    7. Toru Takemitsu - Attendance At the Funeral / Flute of Darkness
    8. Toru Takemitsu - Ending Credits
    Download Album (SILED1518)
    1. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 1
    2. Toru Takemitsu - Suite Part 2
    3. Toru Takemitsu - Opening Credits - Main Title
    4. Toru Takemitsu - Kyouami / The First Castle / The Brave General's Bow
    5. Toru Takemitsu - The Flute Orchestra
    6. Toru Takemitsu - The Buddhist Praying Temple / The Last 110,000 and Hidetora / The Fury of Ootemon / The Second Castle
    7. Toru Takemitsu - Hell's Picture Scroll
    8. Toru Takemitsu - The Crimson Citadel / Surrendering the Castle – Desert of Madness
    9. Toru Takemitsu - Tsurumaru's Flute / Azusa Castle In Ruins
    10. Toru Takemitsu - Saburou's Army Arrives / Departing for the Front
    11. Toru Takemitsu - Endless Hell / Escape
    12. Toru Takemitsu - Tension In Yahatabara / Assault
    13. Toru Takemitsu - The Battle of Yawatano
    14. Toru Takemitsu - Lamentation / Chaos In the First Castle - Ujigabana / Illusions In the Sky
    15. Toru Takemitsu - Attendance At the Funeral / Flute of Darkness
    16. Toru Takemitsu - Ending Credits