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MATSUDAIRA: Bugaku Dance Suite / Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra


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MATSUDAIRA: Bugaku Dance Suite / Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra

Yoritsune Matsudaira was one of the greatest Japanese composers of the 20th century. His music won the respect of Messiaen and Takemitsu, and has been performed in Europe by many distinguished musicians. Matsudaira developed a distinctive, modern style of his own based on the ancient Japanese court music, Gagaku, in which various musical elements, including dance music (Bugaku) from Japan, China and Korea are brought together. Written in the late 1950s, U-Mai (Right Dance), Sa-Mai (Left Dance) and Danza Rituale e Finale, are presented on this recording in the form of a suite, following ancient Japanese tradition. In these works Matsudaira attempts to integrate Gagaku with the avant-garde techniques of Stockhausen and Boulez.

Matsudaira, Yoritsune

  Theme and Variations for Piano and Orchestra
1.   Theme: Molto lento - Adagio 00:03:10
2.   Variation I: Andante 00:02:38
3.   Variation II: Allegro 00:01:35
4.   Variation III: Allegro 00:01:17
5.   Variation IV: Lento - Agitato - Lento 00:03:15
6.   Variation V: Allegro 00:02:00
7.   Variation VI: Allegro (Toccata meccanica) - Lento 00:03:15
  Danza Rituale e Finale (Enbou)
8.   Preludietto: Fragment 1 00:00:12
9.   Preludietto: Fragment 9 00:00:13
10.   Preludietto: Fragment 5 00:00:14
11.   Preludietto: Fragment 12 00:00:11
12.   Preludietto: Fragment 8 00:00:14
13.   Preludietto: Fragment 4 00:00:15
14.   Preludietto: Fragment 2 00:00:12
15.   Preludietto: Fragment 6 00:00:15
16.   Preludietto: Fragment 10 00:00:10
17.   Preludietto: Fragment 11 00:00:13
18.   Preludietto: Fragment 7 00:00:11
19.   Preludietto: Fragment 3 00:00:11
20.   Preludietto: Fragment 13 00:00:13
21.   Preludio (6 Fragments) 00:02:00
22.   Coda: Fragment A - 1 00:00:39
23.   Coda: Fragment A - 5 00:00:11
24.   Coda: Fragment A - 3 00:00:13
25.   Coda: Fragment A - 4 00:00:13
26.   Coda: Fragment A - 2 00:00:14
27.   Coda: Fragment A - 6 00:00:18
28.   Introduzione 00:02:13
29.   Preludio 00:03:35
30.   Interludio 00:00:32
31.   Movimento principale 00:08:50
32.   Finale 00:06:15
  U-Mai (Danza antica nello stile della Corte Giapponese)
33.   I. Jo (Piccolo preludio) 00:02:16
34.   II. Ha (Movimento principale) 00:06:10
35.   III. Kyu (Finale) 00:05:53
  Danza Rituale e Finale (Chogeishi)
36.   Danza Finale 00:10:36

Total Playing Time: 01:10:02

Matsudaira, Yoritsune

Takaseki, Ken

Osaka Century Orchestra

Nodaira, Ichiro

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.555882

Barcode: 0747313588220

Physical Release: 08/2002

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