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Revolution For Cembalo - Ravel, Delius, Et Al / Arihashi

Arihashi,Sumina
Release Date: 02/12/2008 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98503   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ferruccio BusoniMaurice RavelJules MassenetGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  Sumina Arihashi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The story of how the aristocratic harpsichord ultimately gave way to the more expressive piano is well known. By the time of Bach's death in 1750, the harpsichord was already considered "old fashioned" and even provincial. Even while the general public tastes had changed, composers throughout the 19th and into the 20th century continued to be captivated by the "idea" of the harpsichord, even when no instrument was actually available to them.

hänssler CLASSIC is proud to present the next volume in the "Revolution…" series. Each disc is dedicated to presenting surprising repertoire, written not ordinarily associated with the featured instruments. The current disc featured the artistry of
Read more Sumina Arihashi, one of Japan's finest harpsichord virtuosi, in a recital of works by composers as diverse as Ravel, Delius, Tansman, Tcherepnin, and even the Moog Synthesizer pioneers, Perrey & Kingsley - composers of the '70s instrumental hit, "Popcorn." This program also features the World Premiere recording of music specially commission for the occasion by the late Akira Ifukube. Ifukube is best known in the west for his colorful film scores, particularly his music for the Toho "Godzilla" movies, however, Ifukube excelled in all fields of composition and was one of Japan's most respected and beloved composers and teachers.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina ad usum infantis, K 268 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Sumina Arihashi (Keyboard)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1916; Berlin, Germany 
2.
D'Anne jouant de l'espinette, song for voice & harpsichord (or piano) (Épigramme de Marot No. 2) by Maurice Ravel
Period: Modern 
Written: 1896 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Thérčse, music drama in 2 acts: Menuet by Jules Massenet
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Variations for Piano in G major by Gaetano Donizetti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Dance for Harpsichord by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6.
Rigadon, for harpsichord by Francis Thomé
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
7.
Capriccio, suite from the opera for harpsichord or piano, Op. 85 (TrV 279c) by Richard Strauss
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1944; Germany 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Prelude & Fugue, for harpsichord by Alexandre Tansman
Period: Modern 
Written: 1936 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9.
Folksongs of North-eastern Japan, for harpsichord by Kiyoshi Nobutoki
Period: Modern 
Written: 1941; Japan 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Suite for harpsichord, Op. 100 by Alexander Tcherepnin
Period: Modern 
Written: 1966 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11.
Hamlet, film score, Op. 116 (unrelated to incidental music): 7. Dance of Ophelia by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: Modern 
Written: 1963-1964 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12.
Vinni Pukh, for harpsichord by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Period: Modern 
Written: 1969; Russia 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13.
Preludio y ritornello, for harpsichord by Joaquin Rodrigo
Period: Modern 
Written: 1979; Spain 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14.
Santa Maria, for harpsichord by Akira Ifukube
Period: Modern 
Written: 1978; Japan 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
15.
Petite Romance, for harpsichord by Akira Ifukube
Period: Modern 
Written: 2002; Japan 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16.
Baroque Hoedown by Gershon Kingsley
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1967; United States of Ame 
Venue:  Tokyo, King Sekiguchudai Studio 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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