2009 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Complete 2 Violin Concertos
CD Label Mittenwald
CD Number MTWD-99028
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Music Performed by: Hisaya Sato / Violin
Masaru Okada / Piano
Number of tracks 3
Running time 51:31
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture March 16, 2008


January 01, 2009

This disc was recorded 5th June 2006 at Chichibu Musepark Hall, Japan.

I received this disc as a Christmas present and have now listened to it a few times. It's a wonderful recording and Hisaya Sato on Violin and Masaru Okada on Piano do a wonderful job with the material. While the music is not from the "Godzilla" films you will hear bits and pieces that will remind you of Mr. Ifukube's music in those films. Also most of the material is fast paced and upbeat in nature which also makes it not only an easy listening experience but one that will keep your toes tapping and wanting more.

AKIRA IFUKUBE - Complete 2 Violin Concertos (MTWD-99028)

    Akira Ifukube: Rapsodia Concertante per Violino ed Orchestra (1948/1971)
  1. Adagio-allegro (15:24)
  2. Vivace spirituoso (10:33)
  3. Akira Ifukube: Concert 2 per Violino ed Orchestra (1978)
    (Reduction for violin solo and piano) (25:33)