|Name Yasushi Akutagawa||Role Composer|
|Died January 31, 1989, Chuo, Tokyo City, Tokyo, Japan|
Spouse Mitsuko Kusabue (m. 1960–1962), Saori Yamada (m. 1948–1957)
Children Takatoshi Akutagawa, Mamiko Akutagawa
Albums Ellora Symphony / Trinita Sinfonica / Rapsodia per Orchestra
Similar People Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Mitsuko Kusabue, Mamiko Akutagawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Yasushi akutagawa rhapsody 1971
Yasushi Akutagawa (芥川 也寸志, Akutagawa Yasushi, July 12, 1925 — January 31, 1989) was a Japanese composer and conductor. He was born and raised in Tabata, Tokyo. His father was Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.
- Yasushi akutagawa rhapsody 1971
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- Orchestral works
- Ensembleinstrumental works
- Film scores
- RadioTelevision scores
Akutagawa studied composition with Kunihiko Hashimoto and Akira Ifukube at the Tokyo Conservatory of Music. He was one of the members of Sannin no kai (The Three) along with Ikuma Dan and Toshiro Mayuzumi.
In 1954, when Japan did not have diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union yet, he entered the Soviet Union illegally, and made friends with Dmitri Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian and Dmitri Kabalevsky. Akutagawa was the only Japanese composer whose works were officially published in the Soviet Union at that time. His 1950 Music for Symphony Orchestra reflects his love of the music of Shostakovich and his debt to the Russian's great film scores.
His compositions were influenced by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Akira Ifukube.
He was popular as a master of ceremonies of TV shows as well. As an educator, he devoted himself to train an amateur orchestra, Shin Kokyo Gakudan ("The New Symphony Orchestra"). Almost one year after Akutagawa died, in 1990, the Akutagawa composition award was established in his memory.
Akutagawa and The New Symphony Orchestra are the recipient of the 1976 Suntory Music Award.