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Title IKUMA DAN: Accompanied Work Collection
CD Label Mittenwald
CD Number MTWD-99020
Music by: Ikuma Dan
Music performed by: Hamao Fujiwara (Violin)
Hakuro Mori (Cello)
Number of tracks 8
Running time 51:48
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture December 01, 2004

REVIEW April 08, 2017

Ikuma Dan was born in Tokyo and graduated from Aoyama Gakuin and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1946.

From Wikipedia: "During his career he completed six symphonies, all recorded and released on the Decca label in Japan, and wrote seven operas as well as a number of filmscores, and many songs. He wrote celebratory music for the Japanese imperial family, actively promoted cultural exchange with China (from 1979 until his death in Suzhou, China, in 2001), and received the commission to write an opera (Takeru) for the 1997 opening of the New National Theatre, Tokyo, Japan's main opera house.
Dan is known in Japan for his 1951 opera Yuzuru (Twilight Crane), which is regularly revived there."

From IMDB.COM: Ikuma Dan was born on April 7, 1924 in Tokyo, Japan. He was a composer and writer, known for Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954), Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) and Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956). He died on May 17, 2001 in Suzhou, China.

For more information on Ikuma Dan, visit: http://www.tohokingdom.com/people/ikuma_dan.htm

As expected, this music is all violin and cello. The music itself is rather aggressive sounding but good nonetheless.

IKUMA DAN: Accompanied Work Collection

  1. "A Conversation" Duo For Violin Solo and Violin/Cello Solo (1998)
  2. Sonata For Cello-Solo (1998)

  3. I. Adagio
  4. II. Alla Gavotto
  5. Sonata For Violin-Solo (1998)

  6. I. Adagio con moto
  7. II. Larghetto
  8. Sonata For Violin-Solo No. 2 (1999)

  9. I. Allegro moderato
  10. II. Andante cantabile
  11. III. Presto