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ABE: Symphony No. 1 / Divertimento / Sinfonietta


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THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky

ABE: Symphony No. 1 / Divertimento / Sinfonietta

Komei Abe was one of the finest pupils trained at the Tokyo Music School ( now the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music) in the 1930s. His musical language is characterized by crisp melodies, structural clarity and, in the composer’s own words, ‘rhythmic ostinato by the steam locomotive’. Written during his ‘vintage years’ of the 1950s, the Symphony No. 1 and the Sinfonietta are scored for a large orchestra, including a wide variety of percussion.

Abe, Komei

  Symphony No. 1
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:06:11
2.   II. Adagietto, "Memories of my childhood" 00:06:04
3.   III. Vivace assai 00:06:39
  Divertimento (version for alto saxophone and orchestra)
4.   I. Andante sostenuto 00:09:19
5.   II. Adagietto 00:04:26
6.   III. Allegro 00:06:13
7.   I. Allegro con brio 00:06:49
8.   II. Moderato 00:07:20
9.   III. Scherzo: Andante - Presto 00:05:58
10.   IV. Finale: Allegro assai 00:05:35

Total Playing Time: 01:04:34

Abe, Komei

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Volkov, Aleksey

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557987

Barcode: 0747313279876

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Currently only available in Japan

Physical Release: 03/2007

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