Akira Ifukube

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One of the most respected of serious composers in Japan since the 1950s, Akira Ifukube has also led something of a double life as one of the most popular and prolific film composers in Japan since the…
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Godzilla, film score 1954 Film Score
Eclogues after Epos Among Aino Races for voice & 4 timpani 1956 Vocal Music
Lullabies (3) Among the Native Tribes on the Island of Sakhalin, for voice & piano 1949 Vocal Music
King Kong vs. Godzilla, film score 1962 Film Score
Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 Orchestral
Lake Kimtaankamuito for voice, viola & harp 1992 Vocal Music
Santa Maria, for harpsichord 1978 Keyboard
Japanese Rhapsody 1935 Orchestral
Ballata Sinfonica for orchestra 1943 Symphony
Chant De La Sérinde, for 25-string koto 1997 Miscellaneous (Classical)
The Fury of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
Lauda Concertata, for marimba & orchestra 1979 Concerto
Destroy All Monsters, film score 1968 Film Score
Sea of Okhotsk, ode for voice, bassoon, bass & piano 1988 Vocal Music
Petite Romance, for harpsichord 2002 Keyboard
Sinfonia Tapkaara, for orchestra Orchestral
Sonata for violin 1985 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Ritmica Ostinata, for piano & orchestra Concerto
Ballata Sinfonica, duo for treble & bass 25-string kotos 2001 Chamber Music
The Decision of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) Film Score
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