Masaru Tanaka (b. 23 March 1946 Akita Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese musicologist, composer and educator.
Tanaka studied at the Tokyo College of Music and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.
For his compositions he received prizes and awards at home and abroad, for example in 1978 the 23rd composition prize of the city of Stuttgart as well as a prize at the International Gaudeamus composition competition.
Mr. Tanaka taught at Tokyo Kasei University and Tokyo Kasei Junior College.
Works for Winds
- Acala (1997)
- Birds of Red Flame (1992)
- Cap sur le soleil levant ( 2009)
- Il Cinghiale di Bronzo (2006)
- Eoria (1990)
- L’Arc-en-ciel (2008)
- Legends of the East (2005)
- Les Lunes de Cuzco (2003)
- Methuselah I (1988)
- Methuselah II (1988)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Masaru Tanaka." Accessed 26 January 2022