2010 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title OPERA 'YUZURU' In One Act
CD Label ToToshiba-EMI LTD.
CD Number CZ25-9006 / CZ25-9007
Music by: Ikuma Dan
Number of tracks Disc 1 - 2
Disc 2 - 3
Running time Disc 1: 55:05
Disc 2: 46:35
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture November 24, 1988


January 10, 2010

This CD was originally recorded and released on vinyl in 1959. This is the first CD edition, released in 1988, and later reissued with a different cover as Victor VICC-60001-2 (1997). The music was composed and conducted by Ikuma Dan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Many people like operas but I'm not one of them. That being said, this 2 disc set of music was actually enjoyable to me for the most part. It was certainly worth listening to and many parts were very enjoyable.

OPERA 'YUZURU' In One Act by Ikuma Dan(CZ25-9006-9007)
Translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    DISC 1

  1. Part One (25'10")
  2. Part One (from 'Yohyo My Wonderful [literally "Big Thing"] Yohyo', Tsu's Aria) (29'55")

    DISC 2

  1. Part One ('Ho...! Why, Tsu? Yohyo') (21'19")
  2. Part Two (from Interlude) (14'58")
  3. Part Two (from 'Yohyo...Isn't The Body Wonderful?', another Tsu Aria) (10'15")

Tsu... Harue Miyake
Yohyo... Yasushi Kinoshita
Sodo... Masaichiro Akimoto
Unzu... Chojin Tachikawa Children... Singing Angels