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Track Listing
Yoshizawa kengy˘ (1808-1872)
1 Chidori no kyoku for voice and koto 11:44
Yatsuhashi kengy˘ (1614-1685)
2 Hachidan no shirabe for koto solo 10:46
Yamada kengy˘ (1757-1817)
3 Nasuno for voice, two koto and shamisen 17:52
Toshio Hosokawa (*1955)
4 Nocturne (1982) for j¨shichigen 12:37
5 Banka (1989) for voice and j¨shichigen 09:26
6 Koto-uta (1999) for voice and koto 10:20
(World Premiere Recording)
Artist:
Various Composers
Title:
Tradition and Avantgarde in Japan
Label:
Col Legno
Cat No:
WWE1CD20057
Format:
CD
Price £13.99
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Japanese music for Voice, Koto, andShamisen, by Yoshizawa Kengy˘ II (1808-1872), Yatsuhashi Kengy˘ (1614-1685), Yamada Kengy˘ (1757-1817), and Toshio Hosokawa (b.1955).

Sumi Tani (voc., koto),  Makiko Got˘ (koto, jűshichigen), Hideko Yamagishi (koto),  MichiyoKusama (shamisen).

Recorded live at the 1999 Biennale Neue Musik inHannover, this well-filled CD's title gives an accurate idea of its contents,which to western ears are strange but beautiful,  whether traditional or avantgarde. The koto is a form of zither,and the shamisen a kind of lute, but the vocal sounds are uniquely Japanese!
Also Available By - Various Composers