Program #2155

Classical music of Japan is performed live in the WNYC studio on this edition of New Sounds. Nanae Yoshimura (pictured) has been among the world's leading exponents of the the long zither known as koto, giving recitals in Western musical capitals, at contemporary music festivals and with orchestras such as the St. Louis Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus. We also hear from Kifu Mitsuhashi, one of Japan's foremost performers of the shakuhachi, a bamboo end-blown flute capable of an astounding number of pitches, timbres, and shadings.

PROGRAM #2155, with Kifu Mitsuhashi and Nanae Yoshimura (First aired on Mon., 5/19/03)





Nanae Yoshimura

The Art of the Koto, Vol. 3

S. Satoh: Kamu-Ogi-Guoto, excerpt []

Celestial Harmonies #13188.

Nanae Yoshimura &
Kifu Mitsuhashi


Minoru Miki: Aki-no-Kyoku (Autumn Fantasy) []

Appears on the CD listed above.

Nanae Yoshimura


Katsutoshi Nagasawa: Itsutsu No Shohin (Five Sketches), excerpt []

Also appears on the CD above.

Kifu Mitsuhashi


Reibo []

Appears on his CD The Art of the Shakuhachi, Vol. 2, Celestial Harmonies #13225.

Margaret Leng Tan

Litania - Margaret Leng-Tan Plays Somei Satoh

The Heavenly Spheres Are Illuminated By Lights []

New Albion #008

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