About the Composer:
According to Naxos, he lived from 1901-1971. Symphony 5 “Hiroshima” is based on the first six of the “The Hiroshima Panels” – paintings depicting human suffering from Atomic/Nuclear warfare. Hard to find biographical info about this composer. Does anyone have any information besides what Naxos offers (Naxos Bio, MusicWeb Review)?
About the Music:
Japanese Rhapsody is energetic, happy.
“Hiroshima” is an exposition of loss. I read Hiroshima Diary some years ago. The Hiroshima Panels capture the progression indicated in “Hiroshima Diary” very well. The music fits the paintings and the narrative.