1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Artistry of Akira Ifukube 1
TAN - AKIRA IFUKUBE ORCHESTRAL WORKS
CD Label King Records
CD Number KICC 175
Music composed by: Akira Ifukube
Music conducted by: Jyunichi Hirokami
Music performed by: Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Music recorded: August 22-24, 29-31, September 1, 1995
SESSION SUGINAMI HALL, TOKYO
Number of tracks 7
Running time 43:18
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

January 28, 2000

This is a great sounding CD of Akira Ifukube's music as performed by the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. It was a pleasure to listen to and had a good mix of slow and fast paced music. The Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra performs very well on all 5 discs in this series. Most of this music will be new to people who have only listened to Ifukube's monster movie scores.

This disc has the shortest running time of the five in the series but you get so wrapped up in the music that it seems to go even faster and is over before you know it. I can heartily recommend this CD, especially if your taste in music leans to the classical side.


English Title:	The Artistry of Akira Ifukube 1 - TAN - 
		AKIRA IFUKUBE ORCHESTRAL WORKS

JAPANESE RHAPSODY (1935)

 1.	Nocturne
 2.	Fete

TRIPTYQUE ABORIGENE (1937)

 3.	Payses Tempo di JIMKUU
 4.	TIMBRE nom regional
 5.	PAKKAI Chant d'AINO

BALLATA SINFONICA (1943)

 6.	Prima Ballata: Allegro capricciosa
 7.	Seconda Ballata: Andante rapsodico