2010 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Forever
CD Label Fontec
CD Number FOCD 9140/41
Music by: Yasushi Akutagawa (1925-1989)
Music Performed by: The New Symphony Orchestra
Number of tracks Disc 1 - 9
Disc 2 - 13
Running time Disc 1 - 63:52
Disc 2 - 65:51
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture January 31, 2009

REVIEW

January 02, 2010

Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, left his mark on the music scene in Japan. In early January 2009 FONTEC celebrates the 20th anniversary of his death. It is a commemoration of the TEC and involved the New Symphony Orchestra that he largely founded in 1990. This disc served as a memorial concert in 1999 10 years after his death and here is re-recorded.

Forever

    DISC 1

  1. Prelude for Orchestra (1947)
  2. Shinfonika Trinita - Chapter No. 3 (1948) [tracks 2-4]
  3. Music for Orchestra (1950) [tracks 5 & 6]
  4. movement for 3 - Toriputiku (1953) [tracks 7-9]

    DISC 2

  1. Symphony No. 1 (1955)[tracks 1-4]
  2. I. Capriccio Allegro
  3. II. Ninnerella Andante
  4. III. Finale Allegro vivace
  5. Ellora Symphony (1958)
  6. With Eriko (1949) *
  7. Entotsu no mieru basho (1953)
  8. Neko to Shozo to futari no onna (1956) *
  9. Forty-seven Ronin (1964)
  10. Hakkoda (1977) [tracks 10-13]

  11. * arrangement Kurando Mouri