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Shuko Mizuno: Orchestral Music / Totsuka, Kuroiwa

Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 587   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Shuko Mizuno
Conductor:  Naohiro TotsukaHideomi Kuroiwa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is a wonderful disc of contemporary orchestral music; just one example of the unusual material the "majors" used to give us music lovers all the time. Shuko Mizuno originally studied law and economics, but turned to music and completed his studies at the National University of Fine Arts and Music. Thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation he was able to spend 1973 and 1974 in the United States where he studied jazz and listened to rock in New York and San Francisco. In 1974 he came back to Japan and taught music at the Chiba University until he retired in 1999. He is the composer of the Symphonic Metamorphoses. This work took him 26 years to complete. It is a single work, over three hours long, requiring over 700 musicians to Read more perform. It had its first performance in September 1992. The composer writes: "I had been looking for my own sound of orchestral music for thirty years, until I finally found it in my symphonic poem Summer which I completed in 1989. I think that, in the field of orchestral music, the most fruitful sound is found in the music composed by Wagner, Berg and Messiaen. On the other hand, I believe that jazz harmony has a nice spicy effect on music. I have been attracted by jazz because of its effective use of harmony - especially the use of harmonic tension. My music is the result of blending various types of music, mellow melody, fruitful harmony and lively rhythm." 759348067922 Capstone CPS 8679 "BRINGS, Allen Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 2 "Sakura" by Shuko Mizuno
Conductor:  Naohiro Totsuka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Japan 
Summer by Shuko Mizuno
Conductor:  Hideomi Kuroiwa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Japan 

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