Hana wa saku: Flowers will bloom | Nimbus - Alliance NI6330

Hana wa saku: Flowers will bloom

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Label: Nimbus - Alliance

Cat No: NI6330

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 14th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano)
City of London Sinfonia

Conductor

Michael Collins

Artists

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano)
City of London Sinfonia

Conductor

Michael Collins

About

My introduction to the delights of Japanese song happened during my first visit to Japan in 1991. I learnt Karatachi no hana (Quince flower) by Kohsaku Yamada as an encore piece, after I was invited to give a couple of small concerts in Kyushu and Tokyo. The delighted reaction that I got from the audience, because I had gone to the trouble of learning one of their best-known songs in their language, was heart-warming. As such it led me to undertake further exploration of this repertoire, which comprises songs set in a Western-style manner using their most famous poems. This meant I discovered the joys of kakyoku their version of art song and of dou-you a kind of traditional song. I know that the wonderful orchestration created for these songs, which were originally written with piano accompaniment, lifts them to a whole new level and as such, I hope that they will appeal to a much wider audience. Charlotte de Rothschild

Track listing:
1. Akatonbo (Red dragonfly)
Rofu Miki/Kohsaku Yamada
2. Kirito hanashita (Talking with the mist)
Tadayoshi Kamata/Yoshinao Nakada
3. Narayama (Nara mountain)
Shihoko Kitami/Kozaburo Hirai
4. Awate toko ya (The barber shop)
Hakushu Kitahara/Kohsaku Yamada (arr. Tomoko Iwakawa)
5. Haru (Spring)
Shuntaro Tanikawa/Ikuma Dan
6-9. Kaze ni yosete utaeru haru no uta (Four spring wind songs)
Rofu Miki/Kohsaku Yamada
10. Chin chin chidori (When little plovers sing at night)
Hakushu Kitahara/Hidemaro Konoe
11. Sakura yoko cho (Cherry alley)
Shuichi Katoh/Yoshinao Nakada
12. Hana wa saku (Flowers will bloom)
Shunji Iwai/Yoko Kanno
13. Natsu no omoide (When summer comes)
Shohko Ema/Yoshinao Nakada
14. Karatachi no hana (Quince flower)
Hakushu Kitahara/Kohsaku Yamada
15. Tampopo (Dandelions)
Tatsuji Miyoshi/Yoshinao Nakada
16. Jogashima no ame (Rain in Jogashima)
Hakushu Kitahara/Kohsaku Yamada
17. Ta-anki po-onki (Pond snail)
Bochoh Yamamura/Yoshinao Nakada
18. Akikaze yo (My autumn wind)
Sachie Horiuchi/Yoshinao Nakada
19. Karamatsu (A deciduous pine)
Akira Nogami/Hideo Kobayashi

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