Koscak Yamada - Nagauta Symphony / Meiji Symphony / Maria Magdalena (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 229 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Naxos | Cat.: 8557971 | RS/MU
Koscak Yamada was the first great composer to emerge from Japan to write western classical music and the first Japanese composer to write symphonies and operas. Nagauta Symphony is an epoch-making work that attempts the fusion of western music and nagauta, Japanese traditional vocal music performed with instruments including the three-stringed shamisen, fues (Japanese flutes) and percussion. Sinfonia ‘Inno Meiji’ is a symphonic poem depicting Japan on the way to westernisation from the latter half of the 19th century through to the early 20th century.