Fukai, Shiro

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Fukai, Shiro

Fukai, Shiro, Japanese composer; b. Akita-City, April 4, 1907; d. Kyoto, July 2, 1959. He studied composition in Tokyo with Sugawara. Perhaps his most notable score is a large choral work, Prayer for Peace (Tokyo, Aug. 15, 1949). His other works are the ballets A City (Tokyo, June 18, 1936) and Ocean (Tokyo, Jan. 30, 1938), and several symphonic suites of “landscape music.”

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire