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^Lifton, Robert Jay (1987). Death in life: survivors of Hiroshima. UNC Press Books. p. 473. ISBN0-8078-4344-X. "Another symphony, entitled Hiroshima, was written by a Finnish composer, Erkki Aaltonen, and performed in that city on August 15, 1955, by the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra."