Shiro Fukai: Songs of Java; Creation; Four Parodies for Orchestra ()

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Shiro Fukai: Songs of Java; Creation; Four Parodies for Orchestra - Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)
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  1. Four Parodies, for orchestra
  2. Création, ballet
  3. Songs of Java, symphonic picture for orchestra
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Japanese composer Shiro Fukai belongs to the first generation of Japanese composers to write music with Western ensembles primarily in mind. Like his near contemporary Akira Ifukube, Fukai also composed for films, perhaps most significantly Kenji Mizoguchi's The 47 Ronin. Fukai's early death at age 52 deprives us of witnessing how he might have adapted to the sweeping changes that occurred in Japanese concert and film music in the 1960s, but as it stands Fukai is a considerably more conventional composer than Ifukube. An ...

Shiro Fukai: Songs of Java; Creation; Four Parodies for Orchestra 2006, Naxos

UPC: 747313268825

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