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Welcome Sun - Bach, Elgar, Et Al / Takeshita, Fujino


Release Date: 10/24/2000 
Label:  Equilibrium   Catalog #: 37   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLeroy AndersonFritz KreislerCamille Saint-Saëns,   ... 
Performer:  Megumi TakeshitaYoko Fujino
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Megumi Takeshita and pianist Yoko Fujino, two graduates of the famed Toho Gakuen Conservatory, here choose a kaleidoscope of joyous, meaningful music from the past to show off their extremely personal style and musicianship. The two delightfully arrange such graceful works as Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and Puccini's "O Mio Babbino." They give spirited, frolicking performances of George Hamilton Green's "Jovial Jasper" and Leroy Anderson's "Syconpated Clock," achieving fluid lyrical lines that enhance each phrase, and offering deeply expressive gestures throughout.
Aside from their exceptional artistry, the two are also gifted teachers committed to working with children and young student musicians in Japan. This is a fine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Ich will von Jesu Wunden singen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Megumi Takeshita (Marimba), Yoko Fujino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
2.
Two-Part Invention no 3 in D major, BWV 774 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
3.
Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Megumi Takeshita (Marimba), Yoko Fujino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
4.
Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
5.
The Waltzing Cat by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
6.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
7.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
8.
Scaramouche, Op. 165b: no 3, Brazileira by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
9.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
10.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
11.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
12.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
13.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
14.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the songs:
"The Sound of Music," "Edelweiss," "Over the Rainbow" and "Tonight."
They also share the timing.
Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
15.
The Sound of Music: The sound of music by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the songs:
"I Could have Danced all Night," "Edelweiss," "Over the
Rainbow" and "Tonight." They also share the timing.
Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
16.
The Sound of Music: Edelweiss by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Megumi Takeshita (Marimba), Yoko Fujino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the songs:
"The Sound of Music," "I Could have Danced all Night," "Over the
Rainbow" and "Tonight." They also share the timings.
Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
17.
Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the songs:
"The Sound of Music," "I Could have Danced all Night," "Edelweiss" and "Tonight." They also share the timings.
Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
18.
West Side Story: Tonight by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the songs:
"The Sound of Music," "I Could have Danced all Night," "Over the
Rainbow" and "Edelweiss." They also share the timings.
Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
19.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yoko Fujino (Piano), Megumi Takeshita (Marimba)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 
20.
Jovial Jasper by George Hamilton Green
Performer:  Megumi Takeshita (Marimba), Yoko Fujino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Solid Sound Studios, Ann Arbor, MI 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Megumi Takeshita and Yoko Fujino 

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