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Nishimura: Toccata, Opalesque Sonata, Roses Metamorphosis, etc / Noriko Ikariyama

Album Summary

>Nishimura, Akira : Toccata for Piano
>Nishimura, Akira : Roses Metamorphosis
>Nishimura, Akira : Tritrope
>Nishimura, Akira : Opalesque Sonata
>Nishimura, Akira : Carillons of Ekstasis
>Nishimura, Akira : Mirror of Stars
>Nishimura, Akira : Arirang Fantasy
>Nishimura, Akira : Sonata for Piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composer Akira Nishimura studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He won first prize at the Japan Music Competition in 1974 and the Grand Prix for composition at The Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, 1977, among many other prizes and awards. His music has been commissioned and performed by many performing groups including the Kronos Quartet, the Arditti String Quartet, and the Elision ensemble. In 2002 the CD of his music performed by the Arditti String Quartet received the National Arts Festival Grand Prize. Nishimura is now a professor at the Tokyo College of Music and the musical director of Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka.



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Works Details

>Nishimura, Akira : Toccata for Piano
  • Performers: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano); Noriko Ishikawa (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Roses Metamorphosis
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Tritrope
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Opalesque Sonata
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Carillons of Ekstasis
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Mirror of Stars
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Arirang Fantasy
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Sonata for Piano
  • Performer: Noriko Ikariyama (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary