Koscak Yamada - Overture in D major / Symphony in F major, "Triumph and Peace" / Symphonic Poems (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 229 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Naxos | Cat.: 8555350 | RS/MU
Koscak Yamada was one of the great pioneers of 20th century Japanese music, who played a defining role in helping Western music take root in Japan. During his studies in Berlin with, among others, Max Bruch, Yamada composed the first-ever work for a western orchestra, the Overture in D major, and the first-ever symphony, ‘Triumph and Peace’, by a Japanese composer. Dating from 1912 and written along traditional classical lines, both works show Yamada’s indebtedness to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Dvorak.