MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Toshiro Mayuzumi

Composition Name: Nirvana-Symphony

Composition Date:                       1958 
Revised Date:                           1960 
Configuration:                         Orchestra
Featured Instrument:                   Male Chorusn
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                35'
Players:                               FLEX
Version (Original/Revised):            R
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       None
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Audio cassette
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           0
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       Nirvana-Synphony
Released:                              1996
Performers:                            Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Oech. with Buddihist Chant of Yakushiji
Label Name:                            Denon
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           COCO-78839
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       Symphonies
Performers:                            NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan Chorus Union
Label Name:                            Philips
Recording Format:                      Record Album
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           PH-8536
Number of Copies:                       2 

Recording Title:                       Nirvana-Symphonie
Performers:                            NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan Chorus Union
Label Name:                            Toshiba EMI
Recording Format:                      Record Album
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           TA-72028
Number of Copies:                       1 

World Premiere City:                   Tokyo, Japan
World Premiere Date:                   3/2/58

American Premiere Venue:               Carnegie Hall
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             Music From Japan
American Premiere Date:                11/1/79
American Premiere Performers:          Schola Cantorum of NY, American Symphony
Name of Publisher:                     C.F. Peters
Date:                                  1969
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Concert: Japanese Music
Author/Critic:                         Raymond Ericson
Publication Date:                      11/3/79
Reaction:                              Negative
Synopsis:                              "repetitive and hypnotically effective. But considerably less original
                                       iginal  and spiritually Japanese than the Piano Concerto No. 2 of
                                       Teizo Matsumura, which preceded it.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Virtuoso Music of Japan
Author/Critic:                         Raphael Mostel
Publication Date:                      2/18/90
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Toshiro Mayuzumi's 1958 'Nirvana' Symphony, based on Buddhist
                                       chant and bell-ringing, was one of the highlights of the Music
                                       From Japan series' first Carnegie Hall concert, in 1979."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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