Art of the Japanese Koto, Shakuhachi and Shamisen [#1]

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All Music Guide - Bruno Deschenes
The Yamato Ensemble with British shakuhachi player Richard Stagg presents a second CD of traditional and contemporary Japanese chamber music, including an arrangement for koto and shakuhachi of folk songs from the island of Okinawa, a music rarely heard abroad. The first and the third pieces are typical pieces of the Jiuta repertoire i.e., the Japanese chamber music style, although the third piece, "Yuki," is sung and performed only on shamisen. The second piece is "Tsuru No Sugomori," a piece of the Zen Buddhist honkyoku solo shakuhachi repertoire, and is known to be one of the oldest pieces of that repertoire. The three other pieces are contemporary, the last one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruno Deschenes
The Yamato Ensemble with British shakuhachi player Richard Stagg presents a second CD of traditional and contemporary Japanese chamber music, including an arrangement for koto and shakuhachi of folk songs from the island of Okinawa, a music rarely heard abroad. The first and the third pieces are typical pieces of the Jiuta repertoire i.e., the Japanese chamber music style, although the third piece, "Yuki," is sung and performed only on shamisen. The second piece is "Tsuru No Sugomori," a piece of the Zen Buddhist honkyoku solo shakuhachi repertoire, and is known to be one of the oldest pieces of that repertoire. The three other pieces are contemporary, the last one being an arrangement of Okinawa folk songs. This last point should be emphasized because the traditional music of Okinawa differs greatly from that of mainland Japan. In fact, the music of Okinawa has a more Chinese character than a Japanese one, although it also has its own original flavor. Exquisite music!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037136426
  • Catalog Number: 1364
  • Sales rank: 200,923

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yamato Ensemble Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Richard Stagg Shakuhachi
Makoto Hasegawa Koto
Aiko Hasegawa Vocals, Voices, Koto, Jushichigen
Technical Credits
Richard Stagg Liner Notes, Text
Barbara Papadopoulos Artwork, Layout Typography
Stefano Bonvini Cover Design
Martyn Atkinson Engineer
Makoto Hasegawa Text
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