Bruckner: Symphony No.4 "Romantic" / Asahina NHK Symphony Orchestra (200...HD

Takashi Asahina, conductor: born Tokyo 9 July 1908; married (two sons); died Kobe, Japan 29 December 2001.
For some, Takashi Asahina was "the Karajan of Japan"; for others, his eminence was derived at least in part from his being the oldest conductor on the international scene – he was active way past his 93rd birthday; for others yet, he was quite simply an excellent musician, with a special sympathy for the classics of the Austro-German repertoire – Bruckner, Beethoven, Mahler and Brahms in particular.