Contents: 6 Vignettes, Op. 105 -- 4 Romances from Villon's Wife -- Blue Myths. The first two sets of pieces date from 2008-2011; Blue Myths was composed in 1970. With a biographical note in Japanese and English.
A collection of works, including 4 Little Dream Songs; 3 Waltzes; 2 Romances; Piano Folio, To a Disappeared Pleiad; and Regulus Circuit, op. 7 (1978). With brief program notes.
These pieces, composed between 1998-2001, are part of a collection of works inspired by a small cluster of seven stars known as the Pleiades. The composer's intention is to create a new form of modern prelude. With program notes.
Three suites of seven pieces each. These works were inspired both by the seven stars of Pleiades as well as the music of Bach's inventions. Version 2a includes an obligato violin or flute part. Each suite's duration is ca. 10 minutes. With program notes.
Contents: Dr. Gradus ad Bibun-Sekibun's Portrait -- On the Balcony with Blue Moon Light -- March with a Crooked Nose -- A Little Doll's Aria -- Mr. Eastern's Love Song -- Koo's Waltz -- 10 Yen Coin's Song -- Clammpon's Dance -- Mimic Bird's Rondo -- Clown's Night Song -- A Little Doll's Lullaby --…
Contents: Prelude / Stephen Hough -- Fugue / Alan Mills -- Forlane / Peter Fribbins -- Rigaudon / James Francis Brown -- Menuet / Cecilia McDowell -- Toccata / Takashi Yoshimatsu. With a preface by Peter Davidson.
Includes: Sky Color Tensor; Wind Color Vector; Water Color Scalor; Litmus Distance.
A challenging and metaphorical work dedicated to Nobuya Sugawa. Duration: ca. 15 minutes.
3 Sacred Songs: arrangements of Ave Maria, by Schubert -- Ave Maria, by Caccini -- and Finlandia, by Sibelius. 4 Little Dream Songs: Spring... Dream Song on May -- Summer... Distorted Waltz on August -- Autumn... Dream Song on November -- Winter... Lullaby. With program and biographical notes in…
Contents: Dandelion's Flower Vase -- Dr. R's Portrait -- Mr. Western's Covered Wagon -- No Right Turn Boogie Woogie -- Music Box in the Night -- Dr. Arnold's Music Box -- Miss L's Portrait -- After an Autumn Feast -- Old Tale about a Village under Snow -- Clown's Noon Song -- Violet's Flower Vase --…
Contents: Romance for Trees -- Antique Tree Song -- Street Dancer -- Penguin Park in the Afternoon -- An Angel with No Name -- Rimse (Dance in a Dream) -- Mr. G's Portrait -- Dance about an Antique Tree -- A Lonely Fish's Hymn -- Waltz in the Slightly Dark Dream. With notes in Japanese, and a…
Three suites of seven pieces each, inspired by the Pleiades stars and Bach's inventions, and intended to act as modern preludes. Each suite's duration is ca. 10 minutes. With program notes.
In one movement. With program and performance notes in Japanese and English. Premiered by Haruyo Kubo and Terumi Makita in Yokohama, March 1984. A challenging work with some minimalist qualities. Two copies are required for performance. Printed from manuscript.
Composed for pianist Izumi Tateno. This five-movement work was inspired by a shared love of the music of Sibelius, and of the landscape of Northern Europe. With program notes by the composer and by Tateno, in Japanese and English.
Music by Takemitsu, Hayashi, Togawa, Kitazume, Nihashi, Yoshimatsu, and Miki. With Yasuo Watani, harmonica.
These two works were composed simultaneously in 2006, for left-handed pianist Izumi Tateno. Ainola is a village in Finland, and Op. 95 contains seven pieces. Gauche Dances uses pop idioms. With notes in Japanese and English.