Let me explain to you viewers who these composers are.
Nobuo Ueamtsu: He composes music for videogames, especially for the Final Fantasy series.
He is largely self-taught.
The fact that he composes music for video games might put some people off, but he has composed some really good music. He was my first musical inspiration.
Toru Takemitsu: A well known Japanese composer. he is also largely self-taught.
His influences include Claude Debussy, Anton Webern, Edgard Varèse, Arnold Schoenberg, and Olivier Messiaen, and also Japanese tradicional music.
He has also composed music for films.
Rentaro Taki: A well known composer of Japan. He was also a pianist. He composed music for piano, short vocal works and songs for children. His style is a fusion of Tradicional Japanese music and german romanticism, which he learned in the Liepzig Conservatory. He died at the early age of 23.
Yuzo Toyama: Yuzo Toyama was born in Tokyo in 1931. He studied composition under Kan-ichi Shimofusa, a pupil of Hindemith and a conducting student of Kurt Wss and Wilhelm Loibner, both of whom conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo in the 1950s. Toyama has served as the principal conductor of a number of orchestras in Japan. As a composer he has been under the influence of Bartok and Shostakovich in particular, and like Kodly he attaches great importance to the use of folk melodies in his works.
I think that it is important to listen to music from different cultures and that way you can picture that culture and listen to what people in that culture were thinking. I also believe that its important to listen to different kinds of music, because it helps a person develope as a musician.
There might possibly be a part 2 of this video, but I'm not certain yet, because my knowledge on asian composers is very little.
I will be uploading some more pieces from Bortkiewicz and after that I will be uploading music from these composers!
I hope you have enjoyed the video!
(I had to reupload the video because I made a huge mistake)
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