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Nishimura: Toki No Kagero, Etc / Kifu Mitsuhashi, Et Al


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 644   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Kifu MitsuhashiMitsuyo KishikawaNoriko TamuraKeiko Hisamoto,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In an introduction to this disc, Paula S. Lawrence, the director of the New York Japan Society writes: "As a westerner whose introduction to the shakuhachi and the koto was through their traditional repertoires, there is both awe and pleasure in hearing Akira Nishimura's compositions propel these venerable instruments into the forefront of contemporary music. Nishimura's music transcends historical and cultural contexts, transporting the instruments, and the listener, into a new realm of expressive possibilities. In the hands of the accomplished musicians heard on this CD, the attributes and richness of the individual instruments converge into astonishingly new and different configurations. In an introduction to this disc, Paula S. Lawrence, the director of the New York Japan Society writes: "As a westerner whose introduction to the shakuhachi and the koto was through their traditional repertoires, there is both awe and pleasure in hearing Akira Nishimura's compositions propel these venerable instruments into the forefront of contemporary music. Nishimura's music transcends historical and cultural contexts, transporting the instruments, and the listener, into a new realm of expressive possibilities. In the hands of the accomplished musicians heard on this CD, the attributes and richness of the individual instruments converge into astonishingly new and different configurations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toki No Kagero by Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Kifu Mitsuhashi (Shakuhachi), Mitsuyo Kishikawa (Koto), Noriko Tamura (Koto),
Keiko Hisamoto (Koto), Sachiko Sugimura (Koto), Reiko Tokuno (Koto),
Yuki Yamada (Koto), Reiko Shimoda (Koto), Kyoko Sairi (Koto),
Keiko Miyakoshi (Koto), Shoko Kawahara (Koto), Shoko Tosaka (Koto),
Hayumi Maruoka (Koto), Chie Sakurai (Koto), Sumire Yoshihara (Percussion),
Nahoko Oohata (Koto), Nanae Yoshimura (Koto), Yumi Kurosawa (Koto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Japan 
Date of Recording: 05/02/2000 
Venue:  Urayasu Shiminkaikan, Chiba, Japan 
Length: 20 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Ko by Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Kifu Mitsuhashi (Shakuhachi)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Japan 
Date of Recording: 09/01/2000 
Venue:  Kusatsu Intl. Concert Hall, Gumma, Japan 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Karin by Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Kifu Mitsuhashi (Shakuhachi), Sumire Yoshihara (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Japan 
Date of Recording: 05/02/2000 
Venue:  Urayasu Shiminkaikan, Chiba, Japan 
Length: 16 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Shakuko by Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Nanae Yoshimura (Koto), Kifu Mitsuhashi (Shakuhachi)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Japan 
Date of Recording: 09/01/2000 
Venue:  Kusatsu Intl. Concert Hall, Gumma, Japan 
Length: 21 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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