Shirō Fukai

Shirō Fukai (深井 史郎, Fukai Shirō, 4 April 1907 - 2 July 1959) was a Japanese composer.[1]

Shirō Fukai
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Born(1907-04-04)April 4, 1907
Akita, Japan
DiedJuly 2, 1959(1959-07-02) (aged 52)
Kyoto, Japan
Other names深井 史郎
Occupationcomposer

Works, editions and recordingsEdit

  • Quatre mouvements parodiques (1933/36)
  • Metropolis, ballet (1934)
  • Création, ballet (1940)
  • The 47 Ronin, film (1941)
  • Symphonic suite "Song of Manchuria" (1941)
  • Chantes de Java (1942)
  • Voice of Autumn, ballet (1950)
  • Cantata "Prayer for Peace" (1950)
  • Divertissement pour 13 exécutants (1955)
  • Trois mouvements pour un ballet imaginaire (1956)
  • Symphonic Picture Scroll "Tokyo" (1957)
  • Four Japanese Folk Songs (1957)
  • I. Ina, II. Sailing Out, III. Yanshichi of Yabe. (日本の笛 "Japan's flute") Yoshikazu Mera. BIS
  • Hato no kyojitsu (鳩の休日) (A dove's day off). Used on Nippon Television's station identification. Was later recorded in 1978 by Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra for Nippon TV’s 25th anniversary.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Japan biographical encyclopedia & who's who: Issue 3 Rengō Puresu Sha - 1964 "FUKAI Shiro (1907- ) Composer. Musical critic. Born in Akita Prefecture. Graduated from the Science Section of the Seventh Higher School (1927), entered the Imperial Music School and learned composition and its theory."