Tokyo, Japan (1898 – 1973)
Viscount Hidemaro Konoye (近衛 秀麿, Konoe Hidemaro, 18 November 1898—2 June 1973) was a conductor and composer of classical music in Shōwa period Japan. He was the brother of pre-war Japanese Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe.
Konoye was born in Kōjimachi, Tokyo as the younger son of Prince Konoe Atsumaro, scion of one of the Five regent houses of the Fujiwara clan. The Konoe clan traditionally provided gagaku muscians to the Imperial Household, and Hidemaro chose to follow the family… read more
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