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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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. I played a lot of Brouwer the last few years, somehow rbouwer music fits my way of playing.

Brouwer – Hika – your thoughts? – Classical Guitar

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

Costas told me in a masterclass that the melody is actually Homeric in origin—that is very ancient indeed! Any thoughts of the Delcamp community on this piece? Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos ; Kenny Hill, peo Barcelona “While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave’s life: I don’t have the score in front of me right now, but can revert with more detail later if needed. There’s nothing wrong with pleasure is there? It is nonetheless perfectly suited to this piece after Takemitsu.


Brouwer – Hika – your thoughts? 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 been “encoded” with interpretative clues for this to happen.

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Glad you may stick around longer—this forum benefits from the likes of you! Always liked the piece. Hikka index All times are UTC. Classical Guitar Skip to content.

Hika ‘In Memoriam Toru Takemitsu’

I don’t know his sources and have not studied this myself, so I’d be interested to hear about it too! Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. I particularly endorse David Belcher’s point about the transitions. Our website is made possible by displaying boruwer advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. He uses the melody that first appeared in his very early “Tres Apuntes” and there lep “Bulgarian.


It’s full of contrasts: 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. The basic thing about playing the guitar is the pleasure you get from it. Also check out Shin-Ichi Fukuda’s recording if you can get your hands on it, which I consider to be the best version. What would we do without all your reports on the Brouwer festivals and other helpful posts?