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COMPOSERS

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 10, 2023
Burt Bacharach, whose buoyant pop confections lifted the ’60s, dies at 94
The composer's collaborations with the lyricist Hal David — “The Look of Love,” “Walk On By,” “Alfie” and many more hits — evoked a sleek era of airy romance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2014
Quack composer Samuragochi contests ¥61 million damages over canceled tour
A composer accused of faking deafness is contesting a damages suit filed over a nationwide tour that was canceled following the revelation that a ghostwriter penned many of his works.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2014
'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving
A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly "deaf" composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people with his lies.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 18, 2014
Fukushima kids compose for Philharmonic
The Sony Music Foundation took the opportunity of the New York Philharmonic's current Asia tour to organize a special event on Feb. 11. The concert aimed to provide Japanese youth — some of whom were from Fukushima Prefecture — with first-class live performances by a top-rate orchestra.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2014
Hiroshima will take back award given to native son Samuragochi
In the wake of the revelation that native son Mamoru Samuragochi did not compose musical scores for which he was credited, the city of Hiroshima has decided to take back an award it gave to him in 2008.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2014
Samuragochi's ghostwriter speaks
The man who ghostwrote works credited to “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi for the past 18 years stepped forward Thursday as his “partner in crime.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2014
Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten
Mamoru Samuragochi, a deaf composer of classical music and soundtracks for video games, had someone else write his pieces for more than 10 years, including his best-known score, "Hiroshima Symphony," a lawyer representing him said Wednesday.

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