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Traditional Music of Japan


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Japan: Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Music - Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto, Shamisen [Vinyl]

By Soloists Of The Ensemble Nipponia

Elektra / Wea
Released: 1990-10-17
Vinyl

Japan: Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Music - Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto, Shamisen [Vinyl]
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Japan: Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Music This stereo LP record was released as Nonesuch Records H-72072 in 1976. The performers are Soloists Of The Ensemble Nipponia: Keiko Nosaka (koto), Sachiko Miyamoto (koto), Ayako Handa (biwa/vocal), Kohachiro Miyata (shakuhachi), Kirokazu Sugiura (shamisen) and Minoru Miki (bells) The track listing is as follows: Kumoi Iishi (shakuhachi) * Ozatsuma (shamisen) * Ogi no Mato (vocal/biwa), Edo Lullaby (shakuhachi/shamisn/biwa/koto/bells), Godanginuto (kotos), Esashi Oiwake (shakuhachi), Mushi no Aikata * Azuma Iishi (vocal/shakuhachi/shamisen/koto) * Azuma Iishi (vocal/shakuhachi/shamisen/koto). The album cover showswear and is graded "VG+ -- the vinyl is clean and is graded "M-". All Grading is visual - Grading is as follows: NEW: Still factory sealed...brand new product M-: Mint minus...used product in near new condition EX: Excellent...used product with minor flaws not affecting play VG: Very Good...used product with some damage possibly audible G: Good...used product that will play, but not with passable quality

Trad Folk Songs Japan / Various

Folkways Records
Released: 2012-05-30
Audio CD (World Music)

Trad Folk Songs Japan / Various
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"The abundant folk music of Japan may be classified under several major headings, religious songs, work songs, ballads, children's songs, and dancing songs sung at festivals." This album introduces the listener to all of these different styles, featuring the singing of temples monks, coastal villagers, and city geishas. Also on display is the variety of musical instruments including the samisen, the bamboo flute, and others.

Japanese Traditional Koto And Shakuhachi Music

Oliver Sudden
Released: 2011-02-01
Audio CD

Japanese Traditional Koto And Shakuhachi Music
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Japanese Traditional Koto And Shakuhachi Music by Satomi Saeki And Alcvin Takegawa Ramos

Traditional Music - Okinawa Songs Best (2CDS) [Japan CD] TOCT-19005

Toshiba EMI
Audio CD

Traditional Music - Okinawa Songs Best (2CDS) [Japan CD] TOCT-19005
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CD ALBUM

Explorer Series: Japan - Kabuki & Other Traditional Music

Nonesuch
Released: 2007-09-11
Audio CD

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Much as with the art of Japanese cuisine, each element in the performance of this often centuries-old music has symbolic importance, from the type and shape of the instrument being used to the sound of a player's breath before he or she moves on to the next note. Each is an essential part of an exquisite greater whole. The same can be said for this latest reissue of East Asian recordings from the Nonesuch Explorer Series: the austere cover artwork and the historical liner notes in the CD booklet, along with the music itself, form a deep impression of the nature of Kabuki theatre, its philosophy as well as its sound. That should come as no surprise to the many fans of the Explorer Series, which has been introducing music from around the globe to adventurous listeners for forty years. This particular edition, Kabuki and Other Traditional Music, is a fascinating companion piece to Shakuhachi: A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky, reissued this spring. Whereas that disc presented spare, contemplative solo works played by Goro Yamaguchi, the highly dramatic tracks here are performed by the eleven-piece Ensemble Nipponia. The group, which formed in 1964, became known around the world for its skill at reviving and preserving traditional Japanese repertoire and for its desire to showcase modern work in a similar mould, employing the same instruments as the musicians who had conjured up these sounds many generations before. These live performances were recorded by Explorer Series producer David Lewiston in October, 1978 at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City during Ensemble Nipponia's second American tour. The album's first half consists of excerpts from the naguata ("long song") music that accompanies the dances featured in Kabuki theatre and serves as background music during its narrative portions. Featured throughout is the shamisen, a three-stringed lute not unlike a banjo; in most of the Kabuki pieces, tailored for the concert hall rather than a theatre, the shamisen is the focus. Listen to "Atsumori," however, adapted from an 800 year-old military epic, and one will also hear an impassioned human voice propelling the action. The final two pieces were composed by Ensemble Nipponia leader Minoru Miki, who, in his writing, combines the traditional with the contemporary and, in the process, creates something timeless.

The Sounds of Kabuki - Traditional Music and Drama of Japan

Legacy International
Released: 2009-11-11
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The Sounds of Kabuki - Traditional Music and Drama of Japan by The National Kabuki Company

Traditional Music of Japanese Geisa / Various

Legacy
Released: 2000-01-01
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Traditional Music of Japanese Geisa / Various
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