..............................................................Susumu YOSHIDA


Susumu YOSHIDA was born in Tokyo on 23 December 1947. After a degree in political economy at Keio University (Tokyo), he studied with Tomojiro Ikenouchi, honorary professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He settled in France in 1972, studying in Paris with Jean-Claude Henry and Roger Boutry at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique where he was awarded first prize in counterpoint and second prize in harmony. In 1976 he continued his studies in the composition classes of Olivier Messiaen, Betsy Jolas and Ivo Malec where he was also awarded first prize. Many of his works have been commissions from the French State, the Paris National Opera, Radio France, Saar Radio and the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Performed regularly throughout Europe and Japan by leading orchestras and ensembles, they are published by Editions Durand and Gérard Billaudot, éditeur. Resident composer at the Scène Nationale de Quimper (2007-2008) and at the Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence (2009-2010).



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Chamber Music

《 KANA KANA 》for two pianos and oboe (1976) Ed. Durand
《 IROWA-NIOEDO ( Nevertheless the Flowers are Beautiful…) 》for mezzo-soprano and piano (1976)
..............Ed. Durand
..............https://youtu.be/2O589_DYubc
《 KODAMA I ( Tree Spirit ) 》for violin solo (1977) Ed. Billaudot
《 KODAMA II 》for piano solo (1978) Ed. Billaudot
..............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ild5TgNqqNI
《 TOKI-NO-HIBIKI ( Resonance of Time ) 》for four Ondes Martenot (1983)
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 KODAMA III 》for flute solo or flute and piano (1984) Ed. Billaudot
《 GAKU 》for flute, piano and percussion (1986) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 QUARTETTINO – the first string quartet - 》(1987) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission de Radio France
《 RHYTHM MANIA 》for percussion (1992) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 HIGAN-E ( Way of the Nirvana ) 》for ensemble of violoncellos (2001) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the City of Argenteuil
《 EVOCATION ( SOTOBA-KOMACHI ) 》version for piano solo (2003)
《 KATCHO-HUEI ( after the haikus of Kyoshi ) 》for soprano and piano (2005)
..............☆Commission of the Kansai Performing Arts Institute
..............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbccZX045lw
《 NOUS VIVONS SEULEMENT PAR L’AMOUR ( We Live Only By Love ), after the duet of
..............“ The Magic Flute ” of Mozart 》for piano quartet (2006)
..............☆Commission of the City of Argenteuil
《 SHO-O-YONKU ( Four Haîkus de Bashô ) 》for flute, viola and harpe (2009)
..............☆Commission of the Festival “ Messiaen au pays de la Maije ”
《 TORI-KAGURA 》for flute and percussion (2010)
..............☆Commission of the Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence
..............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFGwQZgs7CA
《 KODAMA IV 》for alto saxophone (2010) Ed. Billaudot
..............☆Commission of the Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence
《 INORI ( Prayer ) 》for Highland bagpipe (2010)
..............☆Commission of the “ Chantier ”
..............https://youtu.be/mkV3cnu_q4Q
《 EQUALE 》for three trombones (2011)
《 NEHANRAKU ( The Nirvana ) 》for harpsichord solo (2015)
..............☆Commission of the Association Clavecin en France and the Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence
《 ODE FUNEBRE A TRISTAN ( Funeral Ode To Tristan ) 》for Highland bagpipe, biniou koz, bombarde and
..............trélombarde (2015)
..............☆Commission of the “ Offshore ”
..............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYeLNLqgfms
《 EN MARCHE, BELLE ET NOBLE ÂME! ( Forward, the Beautiful and Noble Soul ! ) 》 march for piano solo
..............☆Commission of the Japan Creation and Administration Engineering Research
《 NEHANRAKU 》version for piano solo (2017)



Ensemble

《 ENKA I 》for soprano solo and 9 instrumentalists (1978) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of Saarländischer Rundfunk
..............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEkPZVrP-5Q
《 ENKA II 》for soprano solo and 9 instrumentalists (1980) Ed. Durand
..............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iQ78LjAC_Q
《SHIZEN-TO-EIEN-NI-TSUITE ( Of Nature and Eternity) 》for ensemble of hurdy-gurdy
..............☆Commission of the Festival “ Aujourd’hui Musiques ”
《 AYAME-TO-SAREKOBE ( The Iris and the Skull, after a häiku of Bashô ) 》for 7 instrumentalists
..............(1996) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the Ensemble Ilot des flèches
《 AGAIN 》for ensemble (1997)
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 MY FAVORITE THINGS ( Technique of my musical language ) 》for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello,
..............piano and percussion (2010)
..............☆Commission of the Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence
《 UNE FEMME AMOUREUSE ( A Woman in Love, after 5 wakas of Ono-no-Komachi ) 》
for soprano
..............solo and 8 instrumentalists (2012) Ed. Radio France
..............☆Commission of Radio France



Orchestral Music

《 UTSU-SEMI 》for orchestra (1976) Ed. Durand
《 JYÔ-MON 》for orchestra (1982) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
《 FANTASIA 》for 22 strings (1991) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 QUARTETTINO 》version for string orchestra (1993) Ed. Durand
《 CINQ HAÏKAÏ 》for chamber orchestra (1996) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 CINQ TEMPS DE JEHANNE D’ARC 》for chamber orchestra (2000) Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the Association « La Sève »
《 TROIS HAÏKUS SUR LES FLEURS DE CERISIER ( after Issa ) 》for chamber orchestra (2000)
..............Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of the City of Blanc-Mesnil
《 UME-TO-UGUISU ( The Flower of Plum and the Nightingale after three haikus of Issa ) 》
..............for orchestra (2008) Ed. Billaudot
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 SHIKI ( Japanese Four Seasons ) 》for violin and string orchestra (2009) Ed. Billaudot
..............☆Commission of the French State



Music For the Stage

《 ENKA III – Keça and Moritô - 》a lyrique drama in 1 act (1981)
..............☆Commission of the Paris National Opera
《 ENKA IV – Keça’s Husband - 》a lyrique drama in 1 act (1985)
..............☆Commission of Radio France
《 KAN-NAGUI ( Shaman ) 》musical and choreographic rite (1993) Ed. Durad
..............☆Commission of the French State
《 SOTOBA-KOMACHI ( Evocation ) based on a Noh play 》performance for zimbalom and danser (1997)
..............Ed. Durand
..............☆Commission of “ Un Théâtre pour la Musique ”
《 SONGS OF SHAMAN ( Kami-Mukae, Kami-Asobi, Kami-Okuri ) 》for woman’s voice (2001)
..............☆Commission of the Scène Nationale de Quimper and « Un Théâtre pour la Musique »
《 SUMIDAGAWA ( The Sumida River ) 》Noh-Opera (2006) Ed. Billaudot
..............☆Commission of the French State
..............http://vimeo.com/10206088



CD & DVD

《ENKA I & II / UTSU-SEMI 》 PATHE MARCONI EMI C 069-83037 (France)
《 TOKI-NO-HIBIKI 》 REM 311306XCD (France)
《 DE LA NATURE ET L’ETERNITE 》 Alba Musica AL 0197 (France)
《 AGAIN 》 Alba Musica AL 0420 (France)
《 QUARTETTINO 》 PIGLET RECORD OWPC-2006 (Japan)
《 INORI 》 Buda Musique/Socadisc 860 235 (France)
《 ODE FUNEBRE A TRISTAN 》 Buda Musique/Socadisc 860 299 (France)
《 DE LA NATURE ET L’ETERNITE 》(DVD) KING RECORDS KIBM 1035 (Japan)



Link

Centre de documenttion de la musique contemporaine
..............http://www.cdmc.asso.fr/en/ressources/compositeurs/biographies/yoshida-susumu-1947


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