2000 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Anthology Of The Music for Koto Has Twenty-five Cords
CD Label: Futureland
CD Number: TYCY-5488
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Koto played by: Keiko Nosaka
Koto Bass played by: Yukari Satoh
Number of tracks: 8
Running time: 74:37
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1996

REVIEW

April 11, 2000

The KOTO is a Japanese string instrument. This CD is comprised of music composed by Akira Ifukube for that instrument and played here by Keiko Nosaka and Yukari Satoh. I did find one thing about this CD to be a bit odd. The CD is Japanese and the majority of the writing is in Japanese but part of the writing is also in French.

This is an interesting traditional sounding CD. For the most part this is very relaxing string music with a classical feel to it. I enjoyed the music very much. This is a great CD to put on, lay back in your easy chair and just drift along with.


Anthology Of The Music for Koto Has Twenty-five Cords

1.	Toka: Cantilene dancing according to the ancient mode of Japan 
2.	Toccata: for Koto has twenty-five cords

Japanese Suite

3.	I.   Bon-Odori: night dance of fete-Bon
4.	II.  Tanabata: Fete of the Vega
5.	III. Nagashi: minstrel layman
6.	IV.  Nebuta: Cortege of the fete-Nebuta

7.	Gen-Ka: Fantasy For Koto of twenty-five chords
8.	Mono-Iu-Mai: Monodie choregraphique for Koto of twenty-five chords