The Artistry of Akira Ifukube (9 CD box set, APE)
The Artistry of Akira Ifukube (9 CD box set, APE)

Composer: Akira Ifukube
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 9
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: King Records
Size: 1.96 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

VOL.01 – 伊福部昭の芸術1 – 初期管弦楽 – 譚
Japanese Rhapsody
01 – I. Nocture
02 – II. Fete
Triptyque Aborigene
04 – I. Payses. Tempo di jumkuu
05 – II. Timbe. Nom regional
06 – III. Pakkai. Chant d’Aino
Ballata Sinfonica
07 – Prima ballata. Allegro capriccioso
08 – Seconda ballata. Andante rapsodico
Conductor – Jun’ichi Hirokami
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

VOL.02 – 伊福部昭の芸術2 – 交響楽の世界 – 響
Sinfonica Tapkaara
01 – I. Lento molto – Allegro
02 – II. Adagio
03 – III. Vivace
Japanese Suite
04 – I. Bon-odori, Nocturnal dance of the Bon-Festival
05 – II. Tanabata, Fete of Vega
06 – III. Nagashi, Profane minstrel
07 – IV. Nebuta, Festal ballad
Conductor – Jun’ichi Hirokami
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

VOL.03 – 伊福部昭の芸術3 – 舞踊音楽の世界 – 舞
Ballet ‘Salome’
01 – Prelude
02 – Scene – A great terrace in the Palace of Herod.
03 – The slaves of Salome, Jews, Nazarenes, etc.
04 – Noise in the banqueting-hall.
05 – Enter Herod, Herodias, and all the Court… / Herod: Where is Salome? Where is the Princess?
06 – Enter Salome.
07 – Herod looks all the while at Salome.
08 – Herod, Salome, Herodias I
09 – Herod, Salome, Herodias II
10 – Salome: I am waiting untill my slaves bring perfumes to me and the seven veils, and take from off my feet my sandals. (Slaves bring perfumes and the seven veils, and take off the sandals of Salome.)
11 – Ballet ‘Salome’ – Salome. I am ready, Tetrach. (Salome dances the dance of the seven vails.): first dance
12 – second dance
13 – third dance
14 – fourth dance
15 – fifth dance
16 – sixth dance
17 – seventh dance
18 – The Executioner goes down into the cistern.
19 – Salome leans over the cistern.
20 – A huge black arm, the arm of the Executioner comes forth from the cistern, bearing on a silver shield the head of Jokanaan.
21 – Salome seizes it. Herod hides his face his cloak. Herodias smiles and fans herself. The Nazarenes fall on their knees and begin to pray.
22 – Herod: I will not look at things, I will not suffer things to look at me. Put out the torches! Hide the moon!
23 – The slaves put out the torches. The stars disappear. A great cloud crosses the moon and conceals it completely. The stage becomes quite dark. The Tetrach begins to climb the staircase.
24 – Salome is moonlit.
25 – Herod: Kill that woman.
26 – The soldiers rush forward and crush beneath their shields Salome, daughter of Herodias, Princess of Judaea.
Prelude du soldat
27 – Prelude du soldat
Conductor – Jun’ichi Hirokami
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

VOL.04 – 伊福部昭の芸術4 – 伊福部昭 SF交響ファンタジー – 宙
Symphonic Fantasia No.1
01 – Godzilla appears
02 – Intermezzo
03 – Theme from ‘Godzilla’
04 – Theme from ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’
05 – Night music from ‘Battle in Outer Space’
06 – Horror music from ‘Frankenstein conquers the world’
07 – Godzilla and Rodan from ‘Ghidrah’
08 – Theme from ‘Battle in Outer Space’
09 – Theme from ‘Destroy all Monsters’
10 – Fighting music from ‘Battle in Outer Space’
Symphonic Fantasia No.2
11 – Theme from ‘Adventure at Kiganjoh’
12 – Ghidrah’s theme from ‘Ghidrah’
13 – Battle music from ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’
14 – Sacred fountain from ‘Godzilla vs the Thing’
15 – Thema from ‘Varan the Unbelievable’
16 – Mountain senery from ‘Ghidrah’
17 – Escape music from ‘King Kong Escape’
18 – Element X from ‘King Kong Escape’
19 – Army march from ‘The war of Gargantuas’
20 – Flying music from ‘Rodan’
21 – Army march from ‘The war of Gargantuas’
Symphonic Fantasia No.3
22 – Opening from ‘Destroy all Monsters’
23 – Mechanikong’s theme from ‘King Kong Escape’
24 – Beauty and Animal from ‘King Kong Escape’
25 – Theme from ‘Atragon’
26 – Transport music from ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’
27 – Kong and octopus from ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’
28 – March from ‘Atragon’
29 – Battle music from ‘The Mysterians’
Rondo in Burlesque for Japanese Drum and Orchestra
30 – Rondo in Burlesque for Japanese Drum and Orchestra
Conductor – Jun’ichi Hirokami
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

VOL.05 – 伊福部昭の芸術5 – 協奏風交響曲&協奏風狂詩曲 – 楽
Symphony Concertante for Piano and Orchestra
01 – I. Vivace meccanico
02 – II. Lent con malinconia
03 – III. Allegro barbaro
Rapsodia concertante per violino ed orchestra
04 – I. Adagio – Allegro
05 – II. Vivace spiritoso
Piano – Izumi Tateno
Violin – Tsugio Tokunaga
Conductor – Naoto Otomo
Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

VOL.06 – 伊福部昭の芸術6 – 交響的エグログ – 亜
Ballet ‘Drumming of Japan’ Jakomoko Janko
01 – I. Prelude – Dance of 8 deers
02 – II. Dance of the concealment of the female deer
03 – III. Dance of 2 deers
04 – IV. Dance of 8 deers
Eglogue symphonique pour koto a vingt cordes et orchestre
05 – Eglogue symphonique pour koto a vingt cordes et orchestre
Oberture festiva ‘SA BAGO FILIPINAS’
06 – Oberture festiva ‘SA BAGO FILIPINAS’
Koto – Keiko Nosaka
Conductor – Tetsuji Honna
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

VOL.07 – 伊福部昭の芸術7 – わんぱく王子の大蛇退治 – 幻
Symphonic Fantasy ‘Godzilla vs Kingghidora’
01 – I. Preludio
02 – II. Dinosaurs
03 – III. Lagos
04 – IV. Emi
05 – V. Kingghidora
06 – VI. Marcia
07 – VII. Godzilla
Symphonic Suite ‘The llittle Prince and the 8-headed Dragon’
08 – I. Prelude – Ascension of Izanami
09 – II. Departure of Susanoo – Land of Fire
10 – III. Dance of Ameno Uzume
11 – IV. Land of Izumo – Destoy of the Dragon
12 – V. Finale
Conductor – Tetsuji Honna
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

VOL.08 – 伊福部昭の芸術8 特別編 – 卒寿を祝うバースデイ・コンサート – 頌
CD 1
Oberture festiva ‘SA BAGO FILIPINAS’
01 – Oberture festiva ‘SA BAGO FILIPINAS’
Japanese Rhapsody
02 – I. Nocturne
03 – II. Fete
Symphonic Fantasia No.1
04 – Symphonic Fantasia No.1
Conductor – Tetsuji Honna
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 2
Symphonic Ode ‘Gotama the Buddha’
01 – I. Siddhartha in Kapilvastu
02 – II. Meditation at Bodh Gaya
03 – III. Ode
04 – Sinfonia tapkaara – III. Vivace
Conductor – Tetsuji Honna
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

5 Comments

  1. Thank you for this great music! I believe you forgot to include CD 9 (there are only 8 files/links in your post). thanks a billion, and please keep up the wonderful work!

  2. Oops, you’re right. I’m so sorry for having bothered you. Thanks a billion for your prompt reply and, more importantly, for the great music you’ve been sharing with us. You ROCK!

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