Although he was solidly situated in the Japanese modernist school of composers, Yashiro was highly skeptical of avant-garde trends in music and grounded his music in somewhat more traditional forms, drawing inspiration from figures such as Beethoven, Dukas and Messiaen. When John Cage visited Japan in 1962, Yashiro repeatedly heckled his performance, saying, "This is no music!"Men ack så vackert. Också en ny värld.
I Hear A New World #87
Akio Yashiro - Symphony (1958)