1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: The Artistry Of Akira Ifukube 2
Kyo-Akira Ifukube Orchestral Works
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Music Conducted by: Jyunichi Hirokami
Music Performed by: Japanese Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number: KICC 176
Number of tracks: 7
Running time: 53:26
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1995

REVIEW

January 28, 2000

This is a great CD. Track 1 is a fast paced, action oriented tune. Track 2 was slower paced and relaxing. The rest of the tracks were very reminiscent of the old Sinbad, Jason type movies that were scored by Bernard Herrmann with effects by Ray Harryhausen.

This is some really fun listening. I just found an original copy and grabbed it to replace my CDR copy. If you can find it, grab it.


The Artistry Of Akira Ifukube 2
Kyo-Akira Ifukube Orchestral Works


SINFONIA TAPKAARA (1954/79)
 1.	1st Mov.: Lenro Molro~Allegro
 2.	2nd Mov.: Adagio 
 3.	3rd Mov.: Vivace

JAPANESE SUITE (1953/91)
 4.	I 	BON ODORI, Nocturnal Dance Of The Bon Festival
 5.	II 	TANABATA, Fete Of Vega 
 6.	III	NAGASHI, Profane Minstrel
 7.	IV	NEBUTA, Funeral Ballad