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Japanese piano songs by Akira Ifukube (1914–2006). Chiyomi Yamada, voice / R. Yamada, piano.
Ifukube, who also composed the theme song of “Godzilla”, wrote these magical pieces based on traditional songs from native tribes of northern Japan. The sound and style of this music are somewhere between western contemporary and eastern traditional music, creating a unique fusion of musical and aesthetic elements.
The piano songs are complemented with an epic piece for classical guitar solo by Ifukube, played by the Dutch guitarist David van Ooijen.
Chiyomi Yamada – soprano
Reiko Yamada – piano
David van Ooijen – guitar (track No. 5)