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HASHIMOTO, Q.: Symphony No. 2 / 3 Wasan / Scherzo con sentimento (Fukushima, Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia, Yuasa)

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HASHIMOTO, Q.: Symphony No. 2 / 3 Wasan / Scherzo con sentimento (Fukushima, Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia, Yuasa)

Qunihico Hashimoto was one of the leading Japanese composers in the first half of the twentieth century. His synthesis of Japanese and European musical forms was founded on two years of study and travel in the West. Symphony No 2 was commissioned to celebrate Japan’s new postwar Constitution, but combines jubilation with an introspective nostalgia. Three Wasan sets Buddhist texts which describe the beauty of ‘pure land’ or heaven, merging traditional chant with bel canto expressiveness. Innovative for its time, the early Scherzo con sentimento melds Japanese music with Western neo-classicism. Hashimoto’s Symphony No 1 can be heard on 8.555881.

Hashimoto, Qunihico

  Symphony No. 2 in F Major
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:20:29
2.   II. Finale 00:13:10
  3 Wasan
3.   No. 1. The delicate, wondrous sounds of jewel - trees in the jewel - forests 00:05:35
4.   No. 2. Pure winds blow in the jewel - trees 00:04:55
5.   No. 3. Shine brilliantly from within each flower 00:05:01
  Scherzo con sentimento
6.   Scherzo con sentimento 00:16:12

Total Playing Time: 01:05:22

Hashimoto, Qunihico

Yuasa, Takuo

Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia

Fukushima, Akiya

Label: Naxos Japan

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572869

Barcode: 747313286973

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Physical Release: 07/2012

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