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YAMADA Kousaku – 山田耕筰

YAMADA Kousaku (1886-1965) was a pioneering Japanese composer and conductor who greatly influenced modern Japanese music. He founded Japan's first symphony orchestra and composed a wide range of works, including operas, songs, and children's music.

TAKI Rentarou – 滝廉太郎

TAKI Rentarou (1879-1903) was a Japanese composer who is considered one of the fathers of Japanese art music. He is best known for his songs, including "Koujou no Tsuki" (Moonlight on the Ruined Castle) and "Sakura Sakura."