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OHZAWA: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 2

Composer(s)Ohzawa, Hisato
Artist(s) Yablonsky, Dmitry, Conductor • Russian Philharmonic OrchestraSaranceva, Ekaterina, piano
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.570177
Label / Series Naxos / Japanese Classics
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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Hisato Ohzawa, one of the foremost Japanese composers of the first half of the twentieth century, studied in the 1930s in Boston and Paris. This second Naxos disc of his music features two works premièred by the composer in Paris. As with many of his other works written in the 1930s, Piano Concerto No. 2 combines elements of jazz, impressionism and Japanese-style melodies. Scored for a large orchestra including triple winds, celesta and a variety of percussion, the Symphony No. 2 has the character of a Concerto for Orchestra. The highly original second movement is made up of four independent parts: two arias and two toccatas, played alternately, with each part requiring a soloist or soloists.

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Work/Track Title Time
OHZAWA: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 2 1:02:53   
  Piano Concerto No. 2          
      I. Allegro 10:45       
      II. Andante quasi adagio 6:30       
      III. Quasi presto 8:30       
  Symphony No. 2          
      I. Andante - Allegro 12:30       
      IIa. Aria I: Andante cantabile - 3:45       
      IIb. Toccata I: Vivacetto - 3:48       
      IIc. Aria II: Andante - 2:33       
      IId. Toccata II: Allegro 3:26       
      III. Capriccio alla rondo: Andantino 11:06       
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