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IFUKUBE: Sinfonia Tapkaara /  Ritmica Ostinata / Symphonic Fantasia No.1


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THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky

IFUKUBE: Sinfonia Tapkaara / Ritmica Ostinata / Symphonic Fantasia No.1

Stimulated by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Akira Ifukube taught himself composition, while working as a forestry officer. His works, characterized by persistent ostinato, percussive sounds and multi-cultural melodies and rhythms, have something in common with the music of Orff, Khachaturian and Revueltas. Sinfonia Tapkaara was inspired by the primitive dances and songs of the ancient Japanese tribe, the Ainu, who stomped their feet to worship the earth. Ritmica Ostinata is a single movement ‘minimalist’ piano concerto alternating passages of increasingly propulsive energy with static, dream-like interludes. The Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 is a concert arrangement by the composer himself, of his music for monster films including Godzilla.

Ifukube, Akira

  Sinfonia Tapkaara
1.   Lento molto - Allegro 00:11:28
2.   Adagio 00:06:21
3.   Vivace 00:08:08
  Ritmica Ostinata
4.   Ritmica Ostinata 00:21:33
  Symphonic Fantasia No. 1
5.   Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 00:13:15

Total Playing Time: 01:00:45

Ifukube, Akira

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Saranceva, Ekaterina

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557587

Barcode: 747313258727

Physical Release: 10/2005

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