Japanische Festmusik, Op.84 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Munich: Johannes Oertel Musikverlag, 1941. Plate 8340.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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General Information

Work Title Japanische Festmusik
Alternative. Title Festmusik zur Feier des 2600jährigen Bestehens des Kaiserreichs Japan
紀元二千六百年奉祝 祝典音楽
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.84 ; TrV 277
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 43
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections:
  1. Meerszene (Seascape)
  2. Kirschblütenfest (Cherry Blossom Festival)
  3. Vulkanausbruch (Volcanic Eruption)
  4. Angriff der Samurai (Attack of the Samurai)
  5. Loblied auf den Kaiser (Hymn of the Emperor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940/04/22
First Performance. 1940-12-07 at Kabuki-za, Tokyo
Symphony Orchestra in Celebration of the 2600th Anniversary
Helmut Fellmer (conductor)
First Publication. 1941 – Berlin: Oertel
Dedication Seiner Majestät dem Kaiser von Japan (Emperor Hirohito of Japan, 1901–1989)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (C), 2 clarinets (B)
bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
8 horns (+ 2 horns ad lib.), 4 trumpets (+ 3 trumpets ad lib.),
4 trombones (+ 4 trombones (ad lib.)), 2 tubas
timpani, 14 tuned temple gongs, various percussion
celesta, organ (ad lib.), 2 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information "1940 CE" corresponds to the year 2600 by the Japanese imperial year (Kōki).