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Kazuo Yamada: Grand Treasure / Yablonsky, Russian Philharmonic

Yamada / Russian Philharmonic Orch / Yablonsky
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570552   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kazuo Yamada
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kazuo Yamada was one of Japan’s most influential composers and conductors who, in his own works, rejected the ‘facile exoticism’ of Japanese nationalism that became the vogue at the onset of the Sino-Japanese war in 1937. The little symphonic poem A Song of Young People is one such ‘protest’ work. Kiso (Old Japanese Melody) is an orchestral paraphrase of two folk songs, while the symphonic suite India is a reworking of the ballet score Spellbinding, which is based on Indian legend. The Mahlerian Grand Treasure is a threnody for the dead that movingly incorporates Japanese instruments related to shomyo (the chanting of Buddhist hymns) which, in Yamada’s own words, ‘can in a sense be thought of as the origin of Japanese music’. Kazuo Yamada was one of Japan’s most influential composers and conductors who, in his own works, rejected the ‘facile exoticism’ of Japanese nationalism that became the vogue at the onset of the Sino-Japanese war in 1937. The little symphonic poem A Song of Young People is one such ‘protest’ work. Kiso (Old Japanese Melody) is an orchestral paraphrase of two folk songs, while the symphonic suite India is a reworking of the ballet score Spellbinding, which is based on Indian legend. The Mahlerian Grand Treasure is a threnody for the dead that movingly incorporates Japanese instruments related to shomyo (the chanting of Buddhist hymns) which, in Yamada’s own words, ‘can in a sense be thought of as the origin of Japanese music’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Song of Young People by Kazuo Yamada
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
2.
Kiso, Op. 12 by Kazuo Yamada
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
3.
Symphonic Suite "India" by Kazuo Yamada
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
4.
Grand Treasure, Op. 20 by Kazuo Yamada
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944 

Sound Samples

A Song of Young People
Kiso (Old Japanese Melody), Op. 12
Symphonic Suite, "India" (Spellbinding): I. Moderato
Symphonic Suite, "India" (Spellbinding): II. Animato
Symphonic Suite, "India" (Spellbinding): III. Larghetto con moto
Symphonic Suite, "India" (Spellbinding): IV. Rubato tempo marcato
Grand Treasure, Op. 20

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