Tsukatani, AkihirÔ,Japanese composer and pedagogue; b. Tokyo, March 16, 1919; d. 1995. He studied law at the Univ. of Tokyo (graduated, 1941) and received training in theory from Saburo Moroi. He taught economic history at the Univ. of Tokyo before serving on its music faculty.
dramatic: Opera: Pongo (1965); Ajatasatru (1966); Kakitsubata (Tokyo, May 24, 1967). Musical: Fairy’s Cap (Tokyo, Dec. 9,1968). Ballet: Mythology of Today (1956). ORCH.: Festival,symphonic suite (1950); Suite for Percussion and Strings (1960); Piano Concerto (1961); Japan Festival Dance Musicfor Chamber Orch. (1969); Musashino,symphonic poem (1989); Musicfor Violin and Chamber Orch. (1991). CHAMBER: Sonata for Flute, Cello, and Piano (1949); Clarinet Sonata (1952); Suite for Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Timpani (1959); Fu Iand 2 for Flute (1970); 3 Worldsfor Flute (1971-72); 2 Movementsfor Cello (1972); Fantasiafor Violin, Piano, and Tam-tam (1973); Oraclefor Nonet (1983); Compositionfor Oboe and Piano (1984); Imagesfor Ondes Martenot, Flute, Oboe, and String Quartet (1987); 2 Compositionsfor Oboe (1988); 3 Movementsfor Guitar (1990); Chimata no Uta 1for Oboe (1993) and 2 for Oboe and Cymbal (1994). VOCAL: Choruses; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire