Dreams, Gardens, Mirrors: Layers of Narrative in Takemitsu's Quotation of Dream

@article{Hutchinson2014DreamsGM,
  title={Dreams, Gardens, Mirrors: Layers of Narrative in Takemitsu's Quotation of Dream},
  author={Mark A. Hutchinson},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={428 - 446}
}
Takemitsu's two-piano concertante work Quotation of Dream: Say Sea, Take Me! (1991) is typical of the composer's late works in its rarefied atmosphere and spacious, carefully balanced structure, both qualities which highlight the influence of Claude Debussy. Uniquely within his output, however, here Takemitsu makes this debt explicit: Quotation of Dream is interwoven with a series of direct quotations from Debussy's La Mer, which serve as crucial landmarks in its formal drama. Three metaphors… Expand
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