Akira Ifukube

Biography by

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…
Read Full Biography

Album Highlights

See Full Discography

Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Lake Kimtaankamuito for voice, viola & harp 1992 15:49 Vocal Music
Japanese Rhapsody 1935 16:42 Orchestral
Poems (5) after Inaba Manyo for voice, alto flute & 25-string koto 1994 24:22 Vocal Music
The Fury of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) 01:12 Film Score
The Decision of Godzilla (Godzilla theme music) 01:13 Film Score
Kugo-Ka, aria concertata for kugo harp & 25-string koto 1969 18:02 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Pipa Xing, for 25-string koto 1999 20:05 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Chant De La Sérinde, for 25-string koto 1997 10:39 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Bintatara for 16 instruments of Japan 1973 21:50 Chamber Music
Sonata for violin 1985 19:50 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sea of Okhotsk, ode for voice, bassoon, bass & piano 1988 13:05 Vocal Music
Ballata Sinfonica for orchestra 1943 16:25 Symphony
Ancient Minstrelsies of Gilyak Tribes, for voice & piano 1946 17:26 Vocal Music
Lullabies (3) Among the Native Tribes on the Island of Sakhalin, for voice & piano 1949 06:52 Vocal Music
Shanty of the Shiretoko Peninsula for voice & piano 1960 08:47 Vocal Music
Mono Yu Mai 1979 14:20 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Eclogues after Epos Among Aino Races for voice & 4 timpani 1956 13:52 Vocal Music
Lauda Concertata, for marimba & orchestra 1979 26:35 Concerto
Godzilla, film score 1954 34:02 Film Score
Symphonic Fantasia No. 1 13:06 Orchestral
See All Compositions