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Niimi: Violin Song Book / Yasuko Ohtani, Jun Enomoto


Release Date: 10/30/2001 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 528   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tokuhide Niimi
Performer:  Yasuko OhtaniJun Enomoto
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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About this piece the composer writes: "I had long wanted to write a songbook full of pleasant melodies that lovers of the violin, whether professional or amateur, would feel like playing. I love the violin, and so I wanted such a book for myself. In composing these melodies, I first developed them piece by piece with violin in hand, and as they gradually took shape I wrote them down. In the midst of this process, I played them again and again. How else, I thought, would I be able to grasp the essence of the violin through each melody. It was just like writing a song; one needs to sing it over and over in order for it to come to life. These violin melodies have come to life in the same way...I am so hopeless a violin player that the process Read more mentioned above, in which I played my own composition, was more difficult than I had imagined. But the result of my efforts resolved the problem of how I could give the song-style melodies the effects characteristic of the violin." Today, Tokuhide Niimi is a part time professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Japan Federation of Composers, Inc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Violin Song Book by Tokuhide Niimi
Performer:  Yasuko Ohtani (Violin), Jun Enomoto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Chichibu Myuzu Park, Saitama, Japan 
Length: 52 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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