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IFUKUBE: Sinfonia Tapkaara / Ritmica Ostinata / Symphonic Fantasia No.1

Composer(s)Ifukube, Akira
Artist(s) Yablonsky, Dmitry, Conductor • Russian Philharmonic OrchestraSaranceva, Ekaterina, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557587
Label / Series Naxos / Japanese Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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Stimulated by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Akira Ifukube taught himself composition, while working as a forestry officer. His works, characterized by persistent ostinato, percussive sounds and multi-cultural melodies and rhythms, have something in common with the music of Orff, Khachaturian and Revueltas. Sinfonia Tapkaara was inspired by the primitive dances and songs of the ancient Japanese tribe, the Ainu, who stomped their feet to worship the earth. Ritmica Ostinata is a single movement ‘minimalist’ piano concerto alternating passages of increasingly propulsive energy with static, dream-like interludes. The Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 is a concert arrangement by the composer himself, of his music for monster films including


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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
IFUKUBE: Sinfonia Tapkaara / Ritmica Ostinata / Symphonic Fantasia No.1 1:00:45   
  Sinfonia Tapkaara              
      Lento molto - Allegro 11:28    2.39   Add to cart  
      Adagio 6:21    1.59   Add to cart  
      Vivace 8:08    1.59   Add to cart  
  Ritmica Ostinata 21:33        album only  
  Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 13:15    2.39   Add to cart  
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