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Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 3 / Fukuda, Watani


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573595  
Composer:  Toru TakemitsuHikaru HayashiYoichi TogawaMichio Kitazume,   ... 
Performer:  Shin-ichi FukudaYasuo Watani
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The flourishing culture of the classical guitar in Japan is further revealed in the third volume of this admired series. The expressive nature of music for guitar and for the harmonica often represents the principles of Ma – the idea of space and time. Takemitsu’s contemporary arrangements of popular songs, where virtuosity fuses with flexible spirituality, are of extraordinary originality whilst melodic inventiveness is the hallmark of Hikaru Hayashi’s varied pieces. There are also examples from film scores and explorations of sound qualities, such as Yoshimatsu’s intensely evocative and masterful Forgetful Angel II. The flourishing culture of the classical guitar in Japan is further revealed in the third volume of this admired series. The expressive nature of music for guitar and for the harmonica often represents the principles of Ma – the idea of space and time. Takemitsu’s contemporary arrangements of popular songs, where virtuosity fuses with flexible spirituality, are of extraordinary originality whilst melodic inventiveness is the hallmark of Hikaru Hayashi’s varied pieces. There are also examples from film scores and explorations of sound qualities, such as Yoshimatsu’s intensely evocative and masterful Forgetful Angel II. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (12) for Guitar: Summertime by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
2.
Songs (12) for Guitar: Secret Love by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
3.
Songs (12) for Guitar: Over the Rainbow by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Japan 
4.
Hadaka no Shima: Main Theme by Hikaru Hayashi
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Japan 
5.
Hadaka no Shima: Alternative Theme & Main Theme by Hikaru Hayashi
Performer:  Yasuo Watani (Harmonica), Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Japan 
6.
Song Book for Harmonica and Guitar by Hikaru Hayashi
Performer:  Yasuo Watani (Harmonica), Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
7.
Hamon by Hikaru Hayashi
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
8.
Tamayura by Yoichi Togawa
Performer:  Yasuo Watani (Harmonica), Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
9.
Orasho by Michio Kitazume
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
10.
Autumn Song by Jun-ichi Nihashi
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar), Yasuo Watani (Harmonica)
11.
Forgetful Angel II, Op. 8 by Takashi Yoshimatsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar), Yasuo Watani (Harmonica)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1979; Japan 
12.
Forgetful Angel II, Op. 8 by Takashi Yoshimatsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar), Yasuo Watani (Harmonica)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1979; Japan 
13.
Tender Toys: Velvet Waltz by Takashi Yoshimatsu
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar), Yasuo Watani (Harmonica)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983-1984; Japan 
14.
Ballades for Koto Solo, Vol. 2 "Spring": No. 1, The Young Sprout by Minoru Miki
Performer:  Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 

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