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Rentarō Taki

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Rentarō Taki 滝 廉太郎, Taki Rentarō, August 24, 1879 – June 29, 1903 was a pianist and one of the best-known composers of Japan

Taki was born in Tokyo, but moved to many places during his childhood owing to his father's job He graduated from the Tokyo Music School in 1901 One of his famous pieces is Kōjō no Tsuki, which was included in the songbook for junior high school students, along with the Hakone-Hachiri 箱根八里 Hana 花, "Flower" is a well-known song, too

In the same year, Taki went to the Leipzig Conservatory, Germany to study music further, but fell seriously ill with tuberculosis of the lungs and came back to Japan He lived quietly in the country afterwards, but soon died at the age of 23 His posthumous work is a solo piano piece called Urami 憾, which he wrote four months before he died It is said that he laid the meaning of "regret" in the title of his last piece

German rock band Scorpions did a cover of Kōjō no Tsuki on the 1978 album Tokyo Tapes

Argentinean folk group Los Cantores de Quilla Huasi recorded a version of "Kojo no Tsuki"

External linksedit

  • Rentaro Taki: Kojo no Tsuki on YouTube – Kojo no Tsuki
  • Rentaro Taki: Kojo no Tsuki on YouTube – Kojo no Tsuki
  • Rentaro Taki: Urami regret on YouTube – Urami regret
  • Free scores by Rentarō Taki at the International Music Score Library Project
  • Free scores by Rentarō Taki in the Choral Public Domain Library ChoralWiki


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