WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Sakamoto: For Mr. Lawrence - Piano Music / Van Veen


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: BRI95389  
Composer:  Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van VeenSandra van Veen
Number of Discs: 5 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Famed worldwide as a film composer, Ryiuchi Sakamoto began his career as a pianist, creating patterns, phrases and innovative arrangements before joining his first commercial electronic pop band in 1978, the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Around the same time, he worked on his first solo album, the Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978), which blends up-to-date electronic techniques with an old-fashioned gift for good tunes. Riot in Lagos brought him fame beyond Japan, and he went on to work with many top producers of pop, dance and electro. In 1983, Nagisa Oshima’s Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence launched Sakamoto’s career as a film composer, which has gone from strength to strength with scores for The Last Emperor (1987) and The Revenant Read more (2015). All these pieces feature in Jeroen van Veen’s survey, which is based on the best modern edition of these scores and often differs from Sakamoto’s own, partly improvised recordings. Classical listeners will appreciate Sakamoto’s breadth of reference: to Chopin (Ubi), Bach (Andata, Solari), Glass (Bibo no Aozora), Satie (Opus), Brahms (Intermezzo) and Ravel (Bachata), for example. But his language of minimalist jazz is one enjoyed around the world as music that gives listeners the space to think and work and create for themselves. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Merry Chrismas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983; Japan 
2.
Fountain by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
3.
Solitude by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
4.
Dancing in the Sky by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
5.
Asience by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
6.
The Sheltering Sky: The Sheltering Sky Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1990; Japan 
7.
Solari by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
8.
Gohatto by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
9.
Yamazaki 2002 by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
10.
Ubi by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
11.
Andata by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
12.
Aubade by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
13.
SILK Endroll by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
14.
Koko by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
15.
Mizu No Naka No Bagatelle by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
16.
Reversing by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
17.
Stepfather by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
18.
Shining Boy & Little Randy by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
19.
Litany by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
20.
The Last Emperor: Main Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
Notes: Version 1 
21.
The Last Emperor: Main Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
Notes: Version 2 
22.
Seven Samurai: Ending Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
23.
High Heels: Main Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
24.
M.A.Y. In the Backyard by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
25.
Zero Landmine by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
26.
The Revenant: Main Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
27.
Tibetan Dance by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
28.
Behind the Mask by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
29.
Blu by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
30.
Rain by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
31.
The Land Song: Music for Artelligent City by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
32.
Dear Liz by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
33.
Thousand Knives by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
34.
1919 by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
35.
Batavia by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
36.
Germination by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
37.
A Hearty Breakfast by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
38.
Before the War by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
39.
The Seed and the Shower by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
40.
A Brief Encounter by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano), Sandra van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
41.
Ride Ride Ride by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
42.
The Fight by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
43.
Dismissed, Assembly by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
44.
Beyond Reason by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
45.
Sowing the Seed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
46.
Last Regrets by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
47.
The Seed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
48.
Tong Poo by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
49.
Happy End by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1981; Japan 
50.
Kai Koh by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
51.
Gohatto by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
52.
Dear Liz by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
53.
Castalia by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
54.
Amore by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
55.
Lost Child by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
56.
Opus by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
57.
Sonatine for Piano by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
58.
Intermezzo by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
59.
Lorenz and Watson by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
60.
Choral no 1 by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
61.
Choral no 2 by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
62.
Bachata by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
63.
Chanson by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
64.
Distant Echo, for piano by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
65.
Aqua by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
66.
Energy Flow by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
67.
Put Your Hands Up by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
68.
Railroad Man by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Japan 
69.
Eight Themes of Eight by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
70.
I Have To Buy a New Pair of Shoes by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
71.
On the Boat by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
72.
Tamago 2004 by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
73.
Before Long by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
74.
Loneliness by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
75.
Perspective by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
76.
Ex Jazz by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
77.
Parolibre, for piano by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
78.
Sweet Revenge by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
79.
Tatorso by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
80.
Tango (Versao em Portuguęs) by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
81.
Bibo no Aozora by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporaryj 
Written: Japan 
82.
Floating Along by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
83.
A Flower Is Not A Flower by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
84.
Sayonara by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
85.
High Tide by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performer:  Jeroen van Veen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title