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SUGATA: Symphonic Overture / Peaceful Dance of 2 Dragons / The Rhythm of Life

Composer(s)Sugata, Isotaro
Artist(s) Komatsu, Kazuhiko, Conductor • Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570319
Label / Series Naxos / Japanese Classics
Quality   320kbps
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Isotaro Sugata's compositions may be viewed as a synthesis of several different kinds of Western music, as well as incorporating elements of traditional Japanese imperial music. Inspired by Hindemith, the polyphonic Symphonic Overture is virtually a single-movement symphony. Calling for an orchestra with triple winds and Japanese traditional percussion, Peaceful Dance of Two Dragons is a free and powerful paraphrase of Nasori, a Gagaku dance. Dancing Girl in the Orient, taken from “Sketches of the Desert” – Suite in Oriental Style, is written in the manner of Rimsky-Korsakov and Ketèlbey. The ballet music The Rhythm of Life is an idiosyncratic piece in a primitivistic style, where fragments from Stravinsky's


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Work/Track Title Time
SUGATA: Symphonic Overture / Peaceful Dance of 2 Dragons / The Rhythm of Life 55:28   
  Symphonic Overture, Op. 6 16:31       
  Peaceful Dance of 2 Dragons, Op. 8          
      I. Jo 2:15       
      II. Ha 4:13       
      III. Kyu 5:52       
  The Rhythm of Life, Op. 25          
      I. Misterioso 5:22       
      II. Andante - Moderato scherzando 6:58       
      III. Lento 9:31       
  Sketches of the Desert, Op. 10: IV. Dancing Girl in the Orient 4:46       
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