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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
One of the brighter lights in the preservation of traditional Japanese music is showcased here, with Ayako Lister, a European player who performs primarily older works. The repertoire is entirely traditional, with three works from Kengyo Yatsuhashi one of the 17th century forefathers of the modern styles of koto playing and four from Michio Miyagi, a more recent composer for the instrument but generally within the traditional constraints. The playing is exceptional in all respects and is worth hearing. Lister doesn't necessarily have the speed of a Kinichi Nakanoshima or the grace of a more new age-directed player such as Elizabeth Falconer, but she has enough aspects of...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
One of the brighter lights in the preservation of traditional Japanese music is showcased here, with Ayako Lister, a European player who performs primarily older works. The repertoire is entirely traditional, with three works from Kengyo Yatsuhashi one of the 17th century forefathers of the modern styles of koto playing and four from Michio Miyagi, a more recent composer for the instrument but generally within the traditional constraints. The playing is exceptional in all respects and is worth hearing. Lister doesn't necessarily have the speed of a Kinichi Nakanoshima or the grace of a more new age-directed player such as Elizabeth Falconer, but she has enough aspects of both ends that the sound comes gently, but keeps up with where the compositions are meant to go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1994
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037110525
  • Catalog Number: 1105

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maritsuki - Ayako Lister (4:51)
  2. 2 Midare - Ayako Lister (8:26)
  3. 3 Sarashifu Tegoto - Ayako Lister (8:32)
  4. 4 Chidori No Kyoku - Ayako Lister (2:46)
  5. 5 London No Yoru No Ame - Ayako Lister (12:27)
  6. 6 Kojo No Tsuki Hensokyoku - Ayako Lister (12:34)
  7. 7 Furin - Ayako Lister (4:54)
  8. 8 Keshi No Hana - Ayako Lister (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ayako Hotta-Lister Primary Artist
Ayako Lister Koto
Technical Credits
Michael Day Engineer
Klaus Gerlach Artwork
Hossam Ramzy Producer
Dave Knowles Engineer
Diz Heller Liner Notes
Jesse Reuben Wilson Cover Design
Charlie Allen Cover Photo
Yatsuhashi Kengyo Composer
Michio Miyagi Composer
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