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Thirteen Drums - Ishii, Miki, Etc / Mika Takehara


Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1303   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Yasuo SueyoshiMaki IshiiAkira MiyoshiHideki Kozakura,   ... 
Performer:  Mika Takehara
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Thirteen Drums" is not only the title of this disc, but also of what is probably the most well-known of the works recorded on it. Mika Takehara, the young Japanese percussionist whose recording début this is, has chosen works by six of her countrymen in a programme which focuses on the marimba. (Takehara's teacher was the famous marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe, for whom several of this works were composed.) The two works for full percussion is the already mentioned Thirteen Drums, by veteran Maki Ishii, and Johali, by his much younger colleague Hideki Kozakura (b. 1970). The rest of the disc is taken up by pieces for solo marimba: a shimmering, kaleidoscopic universe of ripples and mirages, colours and rhythms. The gifted Mika Read more Takehara, now resident in Sweden, is an ideal guide to the land of Japanese percussion music, so don't miss the opportunity! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mirage by Yasuo Sueyoshi
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Japan 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Thirteen Drums for Percussion solo by Maki Ishii
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Japan 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Ripple by Akira Miyoshi
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Johali by Hideki Kozakura
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 16 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Portrait of a Forest by Toshi Ichiyanagi
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Japan 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Time by Minoru Miki
Performer:  Mika Takehara (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Japan 
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Mirage
13 Drums, Op. 66: Thirteen Drums, Op. 66
Ripple
Johali: I.
Johali: II.
Portrait of Forest
Time

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