Akio Yashiro - Piano Concerto / Symphony (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 211 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Naxos | Cat.: 8555351 | RS/MU
Akio Yashiro, a close friend of the famous writer Yukio Mishima and the composer Toshiro Mayuzumi, was born in 1929 in Tokyo, where he studied, before a period at the Paris Conservatoire under Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. His Symphony of 1958 and later Piano Concerto are both written in cyclic form. The Scherzo and Finale quote Japanese festival music and material derived from Noh plays. The first movement of the Piano Concerto is oriental in feeling, with a central movement dominated by a repeated ostinato and a Finale that suggests Prokofiev and Bartok.