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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #200 on: March 13, 2021, 05:55:38 AM »
I was listening to this today and thinking this would be interesting on harpsichord. Actually, it’s not super profound music, to my ears, but it’s pleasant and achieves something of value.
My idea was that a baroque keyboardist could add ornamentation and more interesting rubato and make something pseudo-baroque.

I have the 2 original Patterns of Plants discs on Tzadik and enjoy them. But I never considered the piano version. I found microtonality a big part of the instrumental versions' appeal and didn't see how that could carry over to the piano works.

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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #201 on: March 13, 2021, 09:22:01 AM »
The blurb on the back of the disc calls Moroi "the greatest Japanese symphonist". Sounds like something I should hear.

Akira Ifukube was a more interesting composer IMO. His only symphony is rather good.
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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #202 on: March 13, 2021, 01:15:15 PM »
Akira Ifukube was a more interesting composer IMO. His only symphony is rather good.

His music for Godzilla is pretty good as well.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A9A184BE549A4C3

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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #203 on: March 13, 2021, 01:33:54 PM »
The blurb on the back of the disc calls Moroi "the greatest Japanese symphonist". Sounds like something I should hear.
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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #204 on: June 10, 2021, 01:25:08 PM »
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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #205 on: June 11, 2021, 01:37:26 AM »
I suggest this:
https://arksquare.net/detail.php?cdno=3SCD-0055

I have Akutagawa on Toshiba and the sound isn't too much good
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Re: Japanese Composers
« Reply #206 on: June 13, 2021, 04:19:06 AM »
I'm listening to Kôsçak Yamada's Symphony in F major, "Triumph & Peace", in an effort to hear more Japanese classical music. It's available to listen here...:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7He5w_5cY

Sounds great to my ears! Very melodic. Yamada was the first major Japanese composer of Western music and it appears he wrote in a style that is very reverent of the old masters.

Anyway, I have this Naxos disc w/ Takuo Yuasa, and it looks like there is one more Naxos disc from the same forces, but other than that, I can't find any other Yamada music on disc. Anyone know of anything else? Looks like he was quite prolific!


Symphonic Poem “Oyasama”, Kosaku Yamada.

https://youtu.be/Xzg8nlFM2tc


Ed. One more. Prelude D major, composed when he was 26 y/o.

https://youtu.be/1d_9yRe4b4k
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