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The Legendary Nobuo Uematsu

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YourClassical Adventures: Episode 81 - Nobuo Uematsu

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April 16, 2022

Nobuo Uematsu composed music for the Final Fantasy video-game series. The music has become so popular that orchestras have performed it on tour. Uematsu has never had a formal musical education, but he was passionate and persistent, and now his music is legendary.

Episode 81 playlist


Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy, Main Theme — As Uematsu was seeking out work as a composer, a friend asked him to help her write music for video games. Final Fantasy was one of the first games he worked on. This is the main theme of the game.

LISTEN — Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy, Main Theme

Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy, Main Theme



Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, One-Winged Angel — When Uematsu wrote music for Final Fantasy VII, he got to work with an orchestra and a choir for the first time. The results were amazing. Here is one of his most popular pieces from Final Fantasy VII.

LISTEN — Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, One-Winged Angel

Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, One Winged Angel



Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, Don’t Be Afraid — “Distant Worlds” is a concert tour performed by an orchestra, choir, and vocal and instrumental soloists. The concerts are unique multimedia experiences, with Final Fantasy video game presentations projected onto giant screens throughout the concert. Here is a piece that has been performed on the tour.

LISTEN — Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, Don’t Be Afraid

Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy VII, Don't Be Afraid



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