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Aitken, Robert

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Fukushima, Kazuo

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Mei for flute solo

Mei for flute solo

By Fukushima Kazuo

K. Fukushima: Mei for solo flute was written in 1962 by commission of Severino Gazzelloni, the long-time Principal flutist of the RAI National Symphony orchestra in Turin. As Fukushima describes in the preface: "Mei, the Chinese character 冥 which signifies the dark, dim, intangible" since the original Chinese translation of Mei can stand for the word "death". The piece was dedicated to Dr. Wolfgang Steinecke, prominent music critic and cultural politician who died in a tragic accident.

Peter-Lucas Graf

1989, Claves / Orchard

Mei

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Aurèle Nicolet

1970 Deutsche Grammophon

Mei

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Hansgeorg Schmeiser

1997, Wyastone Estate / Orchard

Mei

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Fukushima Kazuo

Kazuo Fukushima (1930) is a Japanese musicologist and self-taught composer who gained recognition with flute piece Ekagura (1958), which was recommended by Igor Stravinsky to be performed in Los Angeles.
Fukushima music combines traditional Japanese music performance practices and techniques with Japanese philosophy and various extended techniques which are present in his three mostly known solo flute works: Requiem (1956), Mei and Shun-san (A Hymn to Spring) which was written in 1969.