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Qunihico Hashimoto: Symphony no 2; Three Wasan; Scherzo con sentimento / Akiya Fukushima, baritone

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>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Symphony no 2
>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Three Wasan, for voice & orchestra
>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Scherzo con sentimento, for orchestra

Album Summary

>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Symphony no 2
>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Three Wasan, for voice & orchestra
>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Scherzo con sentimento, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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. Takuo Yuasa regularly performs throughout Europe and the Far East. In Japan he has held the position of Principal Conductor with the Gumma Symphony Orchestra and in the United Kingdom he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and of the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/2011-02/21/2011).



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>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Symphony no 2
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Ensemble: Tokyo Geidai Philharmonia
  • Notes: Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/2011-02/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Three Wasan, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Akiya Fukushima (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Notes: Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/2011-02/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Hashimoto, Qunihico : Scherzo con sentimento, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Notes: Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/2011-02/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928