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Japan: Flower Dance: Japanese Folk Melodies

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    This disc presents important Japanese folk melodies, often centuries old—lullabies, children's tunes, and drinking songs, as well as court music still used today in traditional dances. These cherished songs, mainly drawn from ancient folk songs—the most modern of which was composed at the turn of the 20th century—are performed on the koto, shamisen, and various percussion instruments.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Noday Family (Ikuta school), shamisen and koto
    Nakagawa & Oishi, percussion
    Kofu Kikusi, musical direction

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Originally released in 1968 (H-72020)
    Recorded at Nangenji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, and edited by Katsumasa Takasago
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
    Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Design: Doyle Partners
    Cover photograph: Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos

on October 9, 2008 - 3:48pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

451900

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Explorer Series: East Asia
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597993783BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597993776
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

This disc presents important Japanese folk melodies, often centuries old—lullabies, children's tunes, and drinking songs, as well as court music still used today in traditional dances. These cherished songs, mainly drawn from ancient folk songs—the most modern of which was composed at the turn of the 20th century—are performed on the koto, shamisen, and various percussion instruments.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This album presents important Japanese folk melodies, often centuries old—lullabies, children's tunes, and drinking songs, as well as court music still used today in traditional dances. These cherished songs are performed on the koto, shamisen, and various percussion instruments.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
The Noday Family (Ikuta school), shamisen and koto
Nakagawa & Oishi, percussion
Kofu Kikusi, musical direction

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Originally released in 1968 (H-72020)
Recorded at Nangenji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, and edited by Katsumasa Takasago
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Design: Doyle Partners
Cover photograph: Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos