Ikuyo Kamiya

Ikuyo Kamiya: Symphonies 1 & 2 / to the Night of Gethsemane

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Artist: Ikuyo Kamiya

Artist: Ikuyo Kamiya
Title: Symphonies 1 & 2 / to the Night of Gethsemane
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

A contemporary of Toru Takemitsu, Teizo Matsumura combined European influences with Asian musical traditions. His tautly-constructed Symphony No. 1, a work of genuine power and intense sonic splendour, evokes the image of innumerable locusts swarming over the earth. Symphony No. 2, written over 30 years later and inspired by a poster of a pair of sumo-wrestler-like statues standing at the entrance to a famous Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan, is a soulful monologue of alternating sorrow and hope. The richly expressive symphonic poem To the Night of Gethsemane, inspired by Giotto’s fresco The Kiss of Judas, was Matsumura’s last orchestral work.

Tracks:
1.1 I. Andante 00:12:07
1.2 II. Adagio 00:04:45
1.3 III. Allegro 00:07:52
1.4 I. Half Note = 50 00:09:23
1.5 II. Quarter Note = 46 00:09:24
1.6 III. Half Note = 50 00:03:14
1.7 To the Night of Gethsemane 00:14:04

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