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Vision & Mantra - Orchestral Works of Akira Nishimura

Album Summary

>Nishimura, Akira : Concerto for Clarinet "Kavira"
>Nishimura, Akira : Serpent in the Sky for Yokobue and Orchestra
>Nishimura, Akira : Vision and Mantra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

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Born in 1953, Akira Nishimura studied composition and music theory at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has won many awards and prizes including first prize at the Japan Music Competition in 1974; the Grand Prix for composition at the Queen Elizabeth International Music Composition in 1977; the Exxon Mobil Music Award in 2001 and the Japan Contemporary Arts Promotion Prize in 1994. He was composer in residence of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra for three years and is now a professor at the Tokyo College of Music and musical director of Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka.



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Works Details

>Nishimura, Akira : Concerto for Clarinet "Kavira"
  • Performer: Karl Leister (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Norichika Iimori
  • Ensemble: Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
  • Running Time: 25 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2005

>Nishimura, Akira : Serpent in the Sky for Yokobue and Orchestra
  • Performer: Michiko Akao (Shinobue)
  • Conductor: Norichika Iimori
  • Ensemble: Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
  • Running Time: 16 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nishimura, Akira : Vision and Mantra
  • Conductor: Norichika Iimori
  • Ensemble: Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
  • Running Time: 26 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007