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Ikuma Dan (團 伊玖磨 Dan Ikuma?, 7 April 1924 – 17 May 2001) was a Japanese composer, especially of operas. Dan was born in Tokyo, the descendant of a prominent family, his grandfather Baron Dan Takuma having been President of Mitsui before being assassinated in 1932. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1946. One of his teachers was the opera composer Kosaku Yamada. During his career he wrote seven operas as well as a number of film music and many songs. He wrote celebratory music for the Japanese imperial family, was active in promoting cultural exchanges with China from 1979 up until his death in Suzhou in 2001, and he was chosen to write a new opera, Takeru, for the opening of the New National Theatre, Tokyo in 1997. He is best known for his 1952 opera Yūzuru (Twilight Crane) which is revived periodically. Much of his work has been recorded. Dan died in Suzhou, China. Wikipedia | Search Amazon.com for Ikuma Dan

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