Toyohiko Satoh
佐藤豊彦

The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh (佐藤豊彦) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing, including 35 years teaching as a professor for lute at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands. Besides being a performer, he is also composing music for chamber ensembles and solo lute, as well as researching and writing about music.

On Carpe Diem Records, we present the artist's late work, which includes solo recordings as well as collaborations with his daughter Miki, his wife Chiyomi Yamada and close friends.

Besides making music, he is researching and practising Japanese tea ceremony and other traditional arts, taking inspiration for his musical work.

His three solo recordings on the label are performed on his original German Greiff lute (built in 1611), a priceless treasure of an instrument with a very distinct sound and character.

The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh ( 佐藤豊彦 ) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing,... read more »
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Toyohiko Satoh
佐藤豊彦

The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh (佐藤豊彦) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing, including 35 years teaching as a professor for lute at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands. Besides being a performer, he is also composing music for chamber ensembles and solo lute, as well as researching and writing about music.

On Carpe Diem Records, we present the artist's late work, which includes solo recordings as well as collaborations with his daughter Miki, his wife Chiyomi Yamada and close friends.

Besides making music, he is researching and practising Japanese tea ceremony and other traditional arts, taking inspiration for his musical work.

His three solo recordings on the label are performed on his original German Greiff lute (built in 1611), a priceless treasure of an instrument with a very distinct sound and character.

CD-16311_Shopcover Yugen
Works by Toyohiko Satoh. With Chiyomi Yamada and Walter van Hauwe. Chiyomi Yamada - soprano Walter van Hauwe - recorders Toyohiko Satoh - lutes The Japanese word YUGEN is usually defined as “an awareness of the universe that triggers...
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CD-16310_Shopcover Reusner: Lute Music
Toyohiko Satoh - baroque lute This new solo album of world-renowned Japanese lute master Toyohiko Satoh ( 佐藤豊彦 ) features music by the German baroque composer and lutenist Esaias Reusner (1639-1679), who published two volumes of...
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Toyohiko Satoh - Bach & Weiss - CD Cover Bach & Weiss
The new solo CD of Toyohiko Satoh ( 佐藤豊彦 ), the 72 year old Japanese lutenist who is considered my many as one of the most influential lute players of the last century, presents a well-known repertoire of baroque lute music. Mr. Satoh...
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De Visée - Toyohiko Satoh - Cover De Visee
Toyohiko Satoh, one of the most important and influential lute players of the last century, plays on this recording the largely unknown late works of French baroque composer and lutenist Robert De Visée, guitar teacher to the King Luis...
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Kurofune - Chiyomi Yamada - Toyohiko Satoh - CD - Cover Kurofune - Songs from the Black Ships
A musical journey into the 16th and 17th centuries between Europe and Japan. Japanese Soprano Chiyomi Yamada (山田千代美), accompanied by lutenists Toyohiko Satoh and David van Ooijen, performs songs from the European Courts and Japanese...
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Ayumi - baroque lute duets - Toyohiko Satoh - Cover Ayumi
Toyohiko & Miki Satoh, baroque lutes. Music by S.L. Weiss & G.P. Telemann ‘AYUMI’ (“encounter”) - between two musicians, two generations and two lifeworlds, different yet closely connected. Toyohiko Satoh ( 佐藤豊彦 ) and his daughter Miki...
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