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Piano Recital: Oshima-Ryan, Yumiko - TAKEMITSU, Toru / MAMIYA, Michio / HOMMA, Masao / MIYOSHI, Akira (From Afar: Contemporary Japanese Piano Music)

    

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Piano Recital: Oshima-Ryan, Yumiko - TAKEMITSU, Toru / MAMIYA, Michio / HOMMA, Masao / MIYOSHI, Akira (From Afar: Contemporary Japanese Piano Music)

“When I first started playing these pieces, something in them spoke quietly to my soul.” This recording is a rare opportunity to experience some of the best contemporary Japanese solo works for piano performed by a musician with a special sensitivity for her fellow countryman’s art. Michio Mamiya’s Three Preludes recall a life in the country, expressing folkloric rhythms and energies through the keyboard. Masao Homma’s Cross-Mode explores crossing points between East and West as well as those between modern and traditional, while the core of Toru Takemitsu’s music is Ma, or the concept of ‘in-between-ness’, inviting the listener to engage their own musical imagination.


Mamiya, Michio

  6 Preludes (excerpts)
1.   No. 1. Children in the sunset 00:03:49
2.   No. 2. The day of deer dance 00:03:16
3.   No. 3. Lullaby of Hikage - dori 00:06:44

Homma, Masao

  Cross Mode
4.   Cross Mode 00:10:21

Miyoshi, Akira

  En vers
5.   En vers 00:07:20

Takemitsu, Toru

  Saegirarenai kyusoku (Uninterrupted Rest)
6.   I. Slowly, sadly and as if to converse with 00:03:09
7.   II. Quietly and with a cruel reverberation 00:03:45
8.   III. A song of love 00:01:35
  Litany
9.   I. Adagio (con rubato) 00:05:48
10.   II. Lento misterioso 00:06:40

Total Playing Time: 00:52:27






Composer(s):
Homma, Masao; Mamiya, Michio; Miyoshi, Akira; Takemitsu, Toru

Artist(s):
Oshima-Ryan, Yumiko

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 9.70197

Barcode: 730099719711

Physical Release: 03/2014

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