Toshirô Mayuzumi

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Yokohama, Japan
One of the most acclaimed composers of the Japanese cinema, Toshirô Mayuzumi was born in Yokohama. He studied composition, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, piano and conducting at the Tokyo University of Art and Music, graduating cum laude in 1951. The following year he received a scholarship from the French government to study composition further at the Conservatoire de Paris. Returning to Japan in 1952 he formed the noted trio of composers, Sannin no Kai (the "Group of Three"). Mayuzumi became interested in musique concrète and electronic music as well as traditional Japanese music forms. Read more...