Read about Hika (In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu) by Leo Brouwer () Track No.9 Tom Ward Guitar Recital by Tom Ward and see the artwork, lyrics and. Hika, “In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu”: Hika. By Leo Brouwer, Graham Anthony Devine. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Hika, “In Memoriam Toru. I would’t know since I’d never heard Takemitsu’s Hika, in fact, I didn’t even know Subject: A Close Encounter with Leo Brouwer – GUITAR REVIEW Spring

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Hika – Leo Brouwer (in Memoriam Toru Takemitsu)

I will report back when I have started learning the piece. Japanese koto music on guitar.

Glad you may stick around longer—this forum benefits from the likes of you! Costas told me in a masterclass that the melody is actually Homeric in origin—that is very ancient indeed! Brkuwer particularly endorse David Belcher’s point about the transitions.

While there is an overarching “lament” feel running throughout, it may help to pick up the sections within the piece as separate “episodes of lament” and contrast them accordingly – and I feel that the composition has briuwer “encoded” with interpretative clues for this to happen. Board index All times are UTC.


Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos ; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona broouwer you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave’s life: I played a lot of Brouwer the last few years, somehow his music fits my way of playing.

Brouwer – Hika – your thoughts? Always liked the piece. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. Our website is made possible by brouwrr online advertisements to our visitors.

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There’s nothing wrong with pleasure is there? He uses the melody that first appeared in his very early “Tres Apuntes” and there called “Bulgarian. What would we do without all your reports on the Nrouwer festivals and other helpful posts? It’s full of contrasts: It is nonetheless perfectly suited to this piece after Takemitsu.

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I don’t have the score in front of me right now, but can revert with more detail later if needed. This is a challenging piece, not necessarily because of the quick passages many of these are aided by the scordaturabut because of the difficulty of maintaining the appropriate feel throughout the various transitions. The basic thing about playing lei guitar is the pleasure you get from it.


I don’t know his sources and have not studied this myself, so I’d be interested to hear about it too! Any thoughts of brouwdr Delcamp community on this piece? Another important thing to consider is that “Hika” is a lament in Japanese musical tradition from what I understand and so this piece in memory of Brouwer’s good friend, Toru Takemitsu, is really a sort of mournful elegy in his memory.

Also check out Shin-Ichi Fukuda’s recording if lel can get your hands on it, which I consider to be the best version.