Dan, Ikuma

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Dan, Ikuma

Dan, Ikuma , Japanese composer; b. Tokyo, April 7, 1924. He studied at the Tokyo Music Academy with K. Shimofusa and S. Moroi. After teaching at the Tokyo Music School (1947–50), he was active as a film music director and composer.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Yuzuru (The Twilight Crane; 1950–51; Tokyo, Jan. 30, 1952; rev. 1956); Kikimimi- zukin (The Listening Cap; 1954–55; Tokyo, March 18, 1955); Yang Kwei-fei (1957–58; Tokyo, Dec. 11, 1958); Chanchiki (Cling-Clang; 1961–63); Hikarigoke (1972; Osaka, April 27, 1972). D a n c e D r a m a : Futari Shizuka (1961). ORCH.: Symphonic Poem (1948); 6 syms. (1949–50; 1955–56; 1959–60; 1964–65; 1965; 1970); Sinfonia burlesca (1953; Tokyo, Jan. 26, 1959); The Silken Road, dance suite (1953–54; Tokyo, June 23, 1955); Journey through Arabia, symphonic suite (1958); Olympic Games Overture (1964); Festival Overture (1965); Concerto Grosso for Harpsichord and Strings (1965); Japanese Poem No. 1 (Tokyo, Sept. 25, 1967); A Letter from Japan No. 2 (1969); Rainbow Tower (1970). CHAMBER: String Trio (1947); Piano Sonata (1947); String Quartet (1948); Divertimento for 2 Pianos (1949). VOCAL: Hymn to the Sai-kai for Chorus and Orch. (1969); choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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