Akira Ifukube (1914-2006) was a pre-eminent Japanese composer. His large body of work includes such concert masterpieces as Japanese Rhapsody (1935), Ballata Sinfonica (1943) and Sinfonia Tapkaara (1954, revised 1979). Perhaps best known as a composer of music for the cinema, Ifukube wrote nearly 300 film scores, including several of those from the classic Godzilla series. Many consider his music for Godzilla (1954) to be one of the most important film scores of all time.
AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG is dedicated to the research of Ifukube's career and the preservation of his legacy. Fully authorized by the late composer's estate, AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG is the official English language resource about Akira Ifukube and his musical art.
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