Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Kazuo Yamada: Grand Treasure (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 267 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Time: 54:39 min
Kazuo Yamada was one of Japan's most influential composers and conductors who, in his own works, rejected the 'facile exoticism' of Japanese nationalism that became the vogue at the onset of the Sino-Japanese war in 1937. The little symphonic poem A Song of Young People is one such 'protest' work. Kiso (Old Japanese Melody) is an orchestral paraphrase of two folk songs, while the symphonic suite India is a reworking of the ballet score Spellbinding, which is based on Indian legend.