Discover Music From Japan

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Label: ARC
Catalog: EUCD2602
Format: CD

Japan’s musical traditions are as ancient as they are enchanting. + There is a fascinating history behind many of the instruments, how they came to Japan and how they were used centuries ago. + The thunderous taiko drum is one such example. + Originally used in battle to intimidate the enemy and issue commands, the taiko has become a symbol of Japanese music worldwide. + Nowadays a performance by a taiko ensemble is one of the most awe-inspiring sights and sounds the music world has to offer. + This collection highlights various forms of traditional Japanese music, from folk and chamber music to classical music by famous composers. + Details of the albums from which these songs are taken, as well as brief synopses of the songs and artists are to be found in the booklet liner notes.

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