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Composer: Mochizuki, Misato (b. 1969)

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Year of birth1969
NationalityJapan
Period20th century
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NYPO’s “new music from Japan” is a mixed bag

Dai Fujikura © Ai Ueda
On a program of musical works with imagery ranging from Mount Fuji to zygotes, the common thread was Japan and the sounds it has inspired over the past few decades.
***11
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Total Immersion: BBC Symphony Orchestra dedicates a day to the sounds of Japan

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra  ©  Lara Platman
The final concert in this day-long exploration of Japanese music turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. It is likely that, with the exception of Toru Takemitsu, few average Western audiences would be familiar with the composers featured in this programme.
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