IKUMA DAN (1924-2001): The Silk Road, FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): Turandot Suite, Op. 41, BV248, ALEXANDER BORODIN (1833-1887): In the Steppes of Central Asia.
Catalogue Number: 01Q051
Label: Coviello Classics
Reference: COV 91413
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Needless to say, this is here for Japanese composer Dan's 25-minute, four-movement suite which was premiered in Tokyo in 1955. Very conservative in style, it has a lot in common with Western film music. European tonality, Far Eastern pentatonicism and Middle Eastern melismas give it exactly that kind of character and contributed to the post-war reacquaintance in Japan of Western music after decades of condemnation of Western culture. Argovia Philharmonic; Douglas Bostock.