Akira Ifukube, Takeshi Kobayashi (4), New Symphony Orchestra - Tokyo, Yasushi Akutagawa - Sinfonia Tapkaara - Concerto For Violin N°. 2 (LP). Terpsichore, Fontec Records. Akira Ifukube, Keiko Abe, Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra, Kazuo Yamada - Laudata Concertata Per Orchestra E Marimba, Japanese Rhapsodie (LP).
Akira Ifukube was born on 31 May 1914 in Kushiro, Japan as the third son of a police officer Toshimitsu Ifukube. The origins of this family can be traced back to at least the 7th century with the birth of ime. He was strongly influenced by the Ainu music as he spent his childhood (from age of 9 to 12) in Otofuke near Obihiro, where was with a mixed population of Ainu and Japanese. Rapsodia Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (Violin Concerto No. 1) (1948, revised 1951/59/71). Salome, ballet (1948, score revised and expanded 1987 for Suite) based on Oscar Wilde's play. Fire of Prometheus, ballet (1950). Drumming of Japan, ballet (1951, revised 1984). Sinfonia Tapkaara (1954, revised 1979). Ritmica Ostinata for piano and orchestra (1961, revised 1971). Ronde in Burlesque for wind orchestra (1972, arranged to orchestra in 1983). Violin Concerto No. 2 (1978).
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Takua Yuasa turns in some excellent performances as well. Yuasa keeps the reins tight and obtains an admirably clear balance between the various orchestral section; the performances are polished but nuanced and full of zest, with rhythmic bite and structural clarity. Trinita Sinfonia was written in the late 1940s and combines the pathos and madcap boisterousness of the contemporaneous Shostakovich 9th with the tunefulness of Bernstein's Candide overture and motoric rhythms of Bernard Hermann's later North By Northwest score (1959). Akutagawa is worth exploring and programming by our classical radio stations and big city orchestras. Akutagawa-sensei was a student of Akira Ifukube, and that influence certainly shows in every piece on this recording.
Music for Symphony Orchestra: II. Allegro. By Yasushi Akutagawa. 7. Kobiki-Uta for Orchestra. 8. Threnody to Toki for String Orchestra and Piano, Op. 12. 11:47. Kazuo Yamada, Taijiro Iimori & The New Symphony Orchestra Of London. Dmitry Yablonsky, Ekaterina Saranceva & Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Yashiro: Piano Concerto - Symphony. Hiromi Okada & Ulster Orchestra. Matsudaira: Bugaku Dance Suite.
Andrea Battistoni, Akira Ifukube, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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akira ifukube, akira ifukube godzilla Akira Ifukube 伊福部 昭, 31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006 was a Japanese composer, best known for his works on Film scores of the Godzilla since 1954. 11 Early years in Hokkaido. 12 From 1946 to 2006 in Tokyo. 21 Orchestral, Chamber. Sinfonia Tapkaara 1954, revised 1979. Ritmica Ostinata for piano and orchestra 1961, revised 1971. Ronde in Burlesque for wind orchestra 1972, arranged to orchestra in 1983. Violin Concerto No 2 1978. Lauda concertata for marimba and orchestra 1979. Symphonic Fantasia No 1 1983. Symphonic Fantasia No 2 1983. Symphonic Fantasia No 3 1983. Gotama the Buddha, symphonic ode for mixed chorus and orchestra 1989. Japanese Suite for orchestra 1991. Japanese Suite for string orchestra 1998.