The Marvelous Piano Sound - Kwaidan
Toshiba Records (Japan) 1977
LF-91027 (LP) w/insert.
sleeve : EX-(SRW, wear on edge and corner.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly surface noises.)
An album released in 1977 by Izumi Tateno, a Japanese pianist based in Helsinki, Finland since the 1960s, known for his active performance of works by modern and contemporary Finnish composers. It is from the <Pro-Use Series> of Toshiba Records. It features a score composed by Finnish composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren on the theme of "Kwaidan," a book of Japanese ghost stories translated into English by Koizumi Yakumo, a writer of the late 19th century who became a naturalized Japanese citizen and engaged in a wide range of writing activities, including novels and essays. The melody, which strikes the acoustic piano with a percussion-like attack, is reminiscent of folkloristic modern and contemporary music by Igor Stravinsky, who left ballet masterpieces such as "The Firebird" and "The Rite of Spring," and Bartok Bela, who fused elements of Algerian and other Third World music into Western The music is reminiscent of folkloristic modern and contemporary music.