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Tribute To Miyoshi / KUNIKO

Miyoshi / Kuniko
Release Date: 09/25/2020 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 596  
Composer:  Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For her sixth Linn recording KUNIKO has chosen to pay a personal tribute to one of Japan’s most celebrated post-war composers: Akira Miyoshi (1933–2013). Showcasing Miyoshi’s marimba works from the last four decades of the twentieth century, this recording represents a reference collection commemorating the composer’s significant contribution to this repertoire. Solo marimba works include the Conversation Suite, Torse III, Rippleand the unpublished Six Prelude Etudes, the last piece for marimba that Miyoshi composed. The inclusion of Miyoshi’s Concerto for marimba and string ensemble inspired an exciting collaboration between KUNIKO and Scottish Ensemble. This recording offers a compelling exploration of the marimba’s remarkable Read more sound-world, highlighting sharper and more percussive characteristics than those heard on KUNIKO’s critically acclaimed album, J.S. Bach: Solo Works for Marimba. Tribute to Miyoshiis an important addition to the wider percussion catalogue and enhances KUNIKO’s celebrated discography. Read less

Works on This Recording

Conversation by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Japan 
Torse III by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Japan 
Ripple by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Japan 
Concerto for Marimba and Strings by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko (Marimba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Japan 
Prelude Etudes (6) for Marimba by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Kuniko (Marimba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; Japan 

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