℗ 2002 Naxos
 

Akio Yashiro: Piano Concerto - Symphony

Hiromi Okada, Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Piano Concerto  
1
Allegro animato
Akio Yashiro; Hiromi Okada; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
12:24
2
Adagio misterioso
Akio Yashiro; Hiromi Okada; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
7:28
3
Allegro - Andante - Vivace molto capriccioso
Akio Yashiro; Hiromi Okada; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
6:38
Symphony  
4
Prelude. Adagio - Moderato
Akio Yashiro; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
7:24
5
Scherzo. Vivace
Akio Yashiro; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
3:50
6
Lento
Akio Yashiro; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
12:38
7
Adagio - Allegro energico
Akio Yashiro; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa
8:53
Total Playing Time    59:15
"I can't express what a pleasure it is to see Yashiro get the best possible treatment, as he does here. Pianist Hiromi Okada marries cut-glass precision to pyrotechnic dazzle, and the Ulster Orchestra under Takuo Yuasa plays with inspired abandon… To top everything off there's Naxos's ultra-vivid, high-impact sound, with Okada's piano captured in holographic immediacy and brilliance, the woodwinds wafting across the soundstage on plush cushions of air, the sonorous brass choirs intoning with bronze solemnity or snarling with bite, and those furious, thundering timpani pounding out of the speakers like maddened Cyclops. Fantastic music, wonderful playing, stunning sonics."
- American Record Guide

“Takuo Yuasa leads the Ulster Orchestra in exciting, flamboyant, very well recorded performances of both works, reminding us that in the arts what matters is not so much who does something first, but who does it best. Yashiro was, without question, one of the best.”
- ClassicsToday.com

After graduating from the Tokyo Academy of Music in 1951, Japanese composer Akio Yashiro studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Olivier Messiaen, a composer whose influence is apparent in the two orchestral works presented on this album. Featuring the melodically adventurous Piano Concerto and beautifully wrought Symphony, Takuo Yuasa leads the Ulster Orchestra with pianist Hiromi Okado in energetic performances of these thoroughly enjoyable pieces.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions