Composer Name: Toshiro Mayuzumi

Composition Name: Bunraku for unaccompanied cello

Composition Date:                       1960 
Configuration:                         Solo
Featured Instrument:                   Cello
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                N/A
Players:                               1
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       Tsutsumi Plays...
Released:                              1986
Performers:                            Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Label Name:                            CBS/SONY
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           32DC-570
Number of Copies:                       1 

American Premiere Venue:               The Asia Society
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             Music From Japan, Inc.
American Premiere Date:                1/23/88
American Premiere Performers:          Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York City
Performers:                            Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Music:  Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      1/25/88
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Toshiro Mayuzumi's 'Bunraku' translated the drones and pizzi-
                                       catos of traditional Japanese instruments to the cello."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Japanese Music of Today And a Posthum...
Author/Critic:                         Allan Kozinn
Publication Date:                      4/22/96
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "...a gripping work for solo cello, played with energy and an
                                       almost narrative focus by David Eggar."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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