Toshiro Mayuzumi


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(b Yokohama, 1929; d Kawasaki, 1997).

Japanese composer. Organizer of modern mus. group Ars Nova Japonica, and has worked in Tokyo Radio EMS. Works combine Japanese sources with avant‐garde Western methods. Wrote mus. for film The Bible (1965). Other orch. comps. are Essay, str.; Bacchanale; Mandala, sym.; Microcosmos; Fireworks; Samsara; Texture; Tonepleromas 55; Phonologie symphonique; Sphénogrammes; The Birth of Music; xyl. concertino; perc. conc.; opera: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji); ballets: Bugaku; Olympics; The Kabuti; cantatas: Nirvana sym.; Pratidesana; elec. tape: Aoi‐no‐ue (Princess Hollyhock); Campanology; Olympic Campanology; 3 Hymns; Variations sur 7.

Subjects: Music.

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