Sound Of The Koto: The Music of Japan - Kimio Eto

Sound Of The Koto: The Music of Japan
·       During his lifetime, Kimio Eto was considered to be Japan's foremost master of the koto, the ancient 13-string instrument of his native land. He, like so many, was attracted to the koto by both its beautiful tonal qualities and remarkable versatility.
 
·       In his youth, Eto studied the koto under the great master Michio Miyagi with his first composition for the instrument, Omoide, being published at just seventeen years. Eto would prove to be a prolific composer and a musician of both feeling and unparallelled technical excellence. His virtuosity being all the more remarkable when it is realised that he was totally blind from the age of five.
 
·       The fine art developed through the ages in Japan has long been appreciated in the West. The style of a previously strange and mysterious culture is being increasingly integrated; literature, music, film, painting, architecture, manufacturing and food. But above all, the basic culture of Japan has remained, and one still finds the simplicity and awareness that has always been there: an insight born out of extreme sensitivity.
 
·       Koto music is part of Japan's ancient heritage and was first heard as court music. The composers of today are creating a new form of art with this classical music as a foundation.
 
·       Some of the truly outstanding performances of Kimio Eto have been gathered together to create this edition including a handful of extraordinarily lovely duets with the American jazz flautist Bud Shank.

Available 14/10/2013
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Released on 13th January 2014

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Available 13/03/2014


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ZE MARIA WITH JORGE BEN - TUDO AZUL BOSSA NOVA E BALANÇO

1. TUDO AZUL
2. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ MENINA (VOCALS – JORGE BEN)
3. SAMBA DO AVIÃO
4. JAPONINHO
5. SÓ DANÇO SAMBA
6. JOÃO SEM VINTÉM
7. MAS QUE NADA (VOCALS – JORGE BEN)
8. INFLUÊNCIA DO JAZZ
9. A VIDA DO NEGRO
10. GAROTA DE IPANEMA
11. DEIXA EU FICAR
12. GOSTOSO É SAMBAR

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM WITH HERBIE MANN
13. ONE NOTE SAMBA

BADEN POWELL WITH HERBIE MANN
14. CONSOLACAO

GILBERTO GIL
15. SERENATA DO TELECOTECO
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17. VONTADE DE AMAR
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19. LUIZ BONFÁ - MURMURIO

RADAMES GNATTALI
SONATINA FOR FLUTE AND GUITAR
20. LENTO (CANTANDO COM SIMPLICIDADE)
21. ADAGIO
22. MOVIDO

LAURINDO ALMEIDA AND MARTIN RUDERMAN
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
23. THE LITTLE TRAIN OF THE CAIPIRA

24. UIRAPURU
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
STADIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK








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