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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (soundtrack)

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Released  1985
Release date  1985
Genre  Classical music
Producer  Kurt Munkacsi
Label  Nonesuch Records Inc.
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Artists  Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet
Movie  Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Similar  Philip Glass albums, Classical music albums

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is the soundtrack to the 1985 film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. It features music written by Philip Glass and performed by, among others, Kronos Quartet. Sections from the soundtrack have been featured in other films and TV shows, including the piece 'Mishima / Opening', which was used to score the end credits of Peter Weir's 1998 film The Truman Show in addition to an appearance on an episode of Mr. Robot.


Paralleling the three different visual styles of the film, Glass uses different ensembles: The black-and-white biographical flashbacks are accompanied by a string quartet, whereas the realistic footage from Mishima's last day is accompanied by a string orchestra and percussion, and the stylized scenes from his novels with a large symphonic orchestra.

It was produced by Kurt Munkacsi and distributed by WEA through the Elektra Records subsidiary label Nonesuch Records.


All music composed by Philip Glass.


  • Michael Riesman – Conductor
  • The Kronos Quartet – String Quartets
  • Don Christensen – Assistant Recording Engineer
  • Dan Dryden – Recording Engineer
  • Kurt Munkacsi – Producer
  • References

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (soundtrack) Wikipedia

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