Imafuji Masataro, composr-performer of traditional Japanese music, entrusts his works and spirit to succeeding musicians of next generation.
(1) Written by Komai Yoshiyuki; composed by Imafuji Masataro; Hayashi-part composed by Tosha Rosen IV and Katada Kisaku
Performers: Kineya Hideko, Imafuji Masako, Touon Iwata Kimiko, Kineya Sansumi, Nakagawa Toshiyu, others
(2) Restructive composition by Imafuji Masataro, Matsunaga Chuichiro and Imafuji Masaki; Hayashi-part by Tanaka Sako
“Naresomefune no uchi” (restructive composition of an Edo period nagauta work that leaves only text)
Performers: Imafuji Choichiro, Imafuji Yoshijiro, Tanaka Sako, others
(3) Written by Sugi Masao; composed by Imafuji Masataro; Hayashi-part composed by Tosha Rosen VI
Performers: Imafuji Choichiro, Kineya Eihachiro , Imafuji Michi I, Tsuruzawa Tsugaju, Tosha Rosen , others
(4) Composed by Imafuji Masataro (Tosha Masataro)
“Fantasy on Nohgaku-bayashi” (formerly “Suite on Nohgaku-bayashi”)
Performers: Matsunaga Chuichiro, Imafuji Masajuro, Tosha Rosen, Katada Kisaku, Nakagawa Yoshio, Yonekawa Toshiko, Imafuji Masaki, Imafuji Masako, others
Born in 1935. Graduated from faculty of music (Department of Traditional Japanese Music) in the Tokyo University of the Arts, and studied under Yoshimura Ishiro X, Imafuji Chojuro III, A Imafuji Ayako and Yamada Shotaro. In 1962, Masataro won 1st Prize in the Tokyo Shimbun Japanese Music Competition (composition division) with his “Suite on Nohgaku-bayashi.” Since then he has composed many works, including film music, in addition to performing. He has won numerous awards including the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (2004) and the Japan Art Academy Award (2010). He is the holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Property designation (nagauta shamisen).
Kioi Small Hall (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)