Kiyoshi Nobutoki

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Kiyoshi Nobutoki
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Kiyoshi Nobutoki (shot in 1949)
Native name信時 潔
Born(1887-12-29)29 December 1887
Osaka, Japan
Died1 August 1965(1965-08-01) (aged 77)
Japan
OccupationComposer

Kiyoshi Nobutoki (信時 潔, 29 December 1887 – 1 August 1965) was a Japanese composer, teacher and cellist.

Career[edit]

His pupils include Kan'ichi Shimofusa, Kunihiko Hashimoto, Saburō Takata, Midori Hosokawa(細川碧), Yoshio Hasegawa(長谷川良夫), Taijiro Goh(呉泰次郎), Megumi Ohnaka(大中恩), Toshio Kashiwagi(柏木俊夫).

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • "Umi Yukaba" (海行かば) 1937 - patriotic song (gunka) based on a waka poem by Ōtomo no Yakamochi in the Man'yōshū.[1][2]
  • Song cycle Sara (沙羅) - recording by Kazumichi Ohno (tenor), Kyosuke Kobayashi (piano). Thorofon CD. 1994[3]
  • String Quartet (1922)
  • Cantata "Kaido-tosei (Along the Coast, Conquer the East)", text by Hakushū Kitahara, based on Nihon Shoki (1940)

Awards and honours[edit]

Translated from the Japanese Wikipedia article

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesús González Valles, Filosofía de las artes japonesas. Artes de guerra y caminos de paz Page 127 - 2008 "Unas palabras del poema, “Umi yukaba” (Si voy al mar), inspiraron al Ministerio de Marina japonés un himno oficial en 1880, y al compositor Nobutoki Kiyoshi (1887-1965), una famosa canción en 1937."
  2. ^ Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney — Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms Page 139 2002 "In 1937 Nobutoki Kiyoshi composed a melody to accompany lyrics from a long poem from the Man'yōshū by Ōtomo no Yakamochi (716–785), who was in charge of the imperial guards (sakimori) in ancient Japan."
  3. ^ Japanese sung texts and English and German commentary