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Composer: Otaka, Hisatada (1911-1951)

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Year of birth1911
Year of death1951
NationalityJapan
Period20th century
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20th-century concerti with Tadaaki Otaka and BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka  ©  Martin Richardson
“Three concertos and an epitaph” is how the Wales Millennium Centre summed up tonight’s concert. Not only did the selected programme focus almost exclusively on three composers’ essays in the concerto genre, but it also spanned a narrow period of time within the mid 20th-century: 22 years in total, or 38 if one includes Andrzej Panufnik’s Katyn Epitaph.
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