Koyama, Kiyoshige, Japanese composer; b. Nagano, Jan. 15, 1914. He studied composition with Komei Abe. He wrote a number of works in a Japanese national style, among them Shina no Bayashi for Orch. (Tokyo, June 3, 1946), Kobiki-Uta for Orch. (Tokyo, Oct. 3, 1957), Nomen, symphonic suite, for a Noh play (Tokyo, Dec. 5, 1959), Ubusuna for Koto and other Japanese Instruments (1962), Ainu no Uta for Strings (Tokyo, May 23, 1964), Sansho Dayu, opera (Tokyo, March 29, 1972), and several pieces for Japanese instruments.
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