Oki, Masao , Japanese composer; b. Iwata, Shizuoka, Oct. 3, 1901; d. Kamakura, April 18, 1971. He studied engineering and music, then devoted himself mainly to teaching and composition. He wrote six syms., including No. 5, Atomic Bomb (Tokyo, Nov. 6, 1953) and No. 6, Vietnam (1970). His other works included a cantata, Take Back the Human (1961–63), String Quartet, and choral works.
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