My Name, 名前

My father named me, Toru, after a famous Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) who composed November Steps which features Shakuhachi and Biwa with Orchestra. My father, Kokichi, is really interested in Jazz, and you might think that there is no connection between a classical composer and jazz, but Toru Takemitsu wrote about Jazz theory in publications, and my father was studying his materials during the time I was born. Toru means “thoroughly” and I try to live up to the meaning.
Hope you all enjoyed father’s day. My parents-in-laws bought the grill for me (See June 15 blog), and my son and I put it together and used it yesterday for the first time. Thank you Dorothy and Paul, I thoroughly enjoyed cooking with the new grill!! Thank you!!

Takemitsu: November Steps Etc

私の名前、徹は私の父がつけてくれました。有名なクラシックの作曲家、武満徹さんの徹からです。ジャズ一筋の私の父がなぜ?と思いますが、武満徹さんは昔ジャズ理論について書いておられ、それを父は勉強していました。徹の意味は、貫き通すとか通じで終わりまでするです。その意味のようにやると決めたことは続けていっています。皆さん父の日はどう過ごされましたか? 私の義理の両親が父の日のギフト、グリル(6月15日のブログ参照)を買ってくれました。息子と二人で組み立て昨日初グリルをしました。ドロシーさん、ポールさんありがとうございます。グリル存分に楽しめました。


Published by tagawatoru

Orchestra Conductor, Teacher and Violinist Conductor of Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Repertory Orchestra Foothills Phil and Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra

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