China Japan and the Far East

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by phikfy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:04 am

Scriabinoff wrote:any info on who publishes or how to purchase this prelude of Shohei AMIMORI? It has a lot Kapustinian flare to it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHwSmilTQZg
Shohei Amimori is a composer, sound artist and keyboardist.
He was born in Tokyo in 1990. He completed a master’s program of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Many contemporary music works he composed being played widely in Japan and overseas.
On the other side, He is the musician of electronic music. Using the computer and hard devices, he makes production of sound installation and makes live performance.
He has been awarded the prize of composition for the highest grade of PTNA Piano Competition 2007, the prize YOSHIO HASEGAWA at Tokyo University of the Arts 2011, the prize MESSIAEN at Académie de Musique Française de Kyoto 2013 and the first prize of the Music Competition of Japan 2013 (category of composition). He has been selected as the finalist of the audition of RADIO SAKAMOTO (on j-wave 81.3FM) presided over by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thanks for introducing this piece to me. It's awesome. You can order it here. I ordered a copy already.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B3%E3%83 ... ge_o00_s00

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:22 pm

phikfy wrote:
Scriabinoff wrote:any info on who publishes or how to purchase this prelude of Shohei AMIMORI? It has a lot Kapustinian flare to it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHwSmilTQZg
Shohei Amimori is a composer, sound artist and keyboardist.
He was born in Tokyo in 1990. He completed a master’s program of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Many contemporary music works he composed being played widely in Japan and overseas.
On the other side, He is the musician of electronic music. Using the computer and hard devices, he makes production of sound installation and makes live performance.
He has been awarded the prize of composition for the highest grade of PTNA Piano Competition 2007, the prize YOSHIO HASEGAWA at Tokyo University of the Arts 2011, the prize MESSIAEN at Académie de Musique Française de Kyoto 2013 and the first prize of the Music Competition of Japan 2013 (category of composition). He has been selected as the finalist of the audition of RADIO SAKAMOTO (on j-wave 81.3FM) presided over by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thanks for introducing this piece to me. It's awesome. You can order it here. I ordered a copy already.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B3%E3%83 ... ge_o00_s00
thanks, that's exactly what i needed. I don't really know how to order via amazon japan (if you can offer a few tips for future use as i occasionally see things that interest me there)

that's what i needed!! as for most all my media Japan purchases source it privately by a little book shop/media seller in Akihabara. I can send you the contact info later (usually just email them an i hear back from them the following business day morning 8-) , they have good English proficiency so i have always been treated well , gotten good fast service and good prices, and they help me find just about anything I need from over there with a minimal amount of info (so i was able to get them the ISBNs for this an an image of the cover from amazon japan).

heck i have even been able to order a CD then asked if they could research if works on it were published and if so source it, and they did that for me too. top notch shop and they ship worldwide pretty cheap.

here's the etude from that book too
https://youtu.be/7wtUGgEZp1k

thanks again
Scriabinoff

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by soh choon wee » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:50 pm

Scriabinoff wrote:
phikfy wrote:
Scriabinoff wrote:any info on who publishes or how to purchase this prelude of Shohei AMIMORI? It has a lot Kapustinian flare to it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHwSmilTQZg

that's what i needed!! as for most all my media Japan purchases source it privately by a little book shop/media seller in Akihabara. I can send you the contact info later (usually just email them an i hear back from them the following business day morning 8-) , they have good English proficiency so i have always been treated well , gotten good fast service and good prices, and they help me find just about anything I need from over there with a minimal amount of info (so i was able to get them the ISBNs for this an an image of the cover from amazon japan).

heck i have even been able to order a CD then asked if they could research if works on it were published and if so source it, and they did that for me too. top notch shop and they ship worldwide pretty cheap.

thanks again
Scriabinoff
Hi, Scriabinoff,

I usually purchase my music books from a shop in Kanda....Or Yamaha (several branches, i prefer the one near Ginza)
May i know where is the music book shop in Akihabara. Thank you.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:48 pm

soh choon wee wrote:
Scriabinoff wrote:
phikfy wrote:
Scriabinoff wrote:any info on who publishes or how to purchase this prelude of Shohei AMIMORI? It has a lot Kapustinian flare to it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHwSmilTQZg

that's what i needed!! as for most all my media Japan purchases source it privately by a little book shop/media seller in Akihabara. I can send you the contact info later (usually just email them an i hear back from them the following business day morning 8-) , they have good English proficiency so i have always been treated well , gotten good fast service and good prices, and they help me find just about anything I need from over there with a minimal amount of info (so i was able to get them the ISBNs for this an an image of the cover from amazon japan).

heck i have even been able to order a CD then asked if they could research if works on it were published and if so source it, and they did that for me too. top notch shop and they ship worldwide pretty cheap.

thanks again
Scriabinoff
Hi, Scriabinoff,

I usually purchase my music books from a shop in Kanda....Or Yamaha (several branches, i prefer the one near Ginza)
May i know where is the music book shop in Akihabara. Thank you.
sure thing soh choon wee 8-)
I miss typed earlier, I believe they may have or had an Akibahara or Ikebukuro presence (or in past) but main co headquarter or facility is Gunma, sorry for confusion, they keep the akiba name in some listings
Akihabara Outlet Book Japan
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Gunma 3700864
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Fax Number: +81-27-324-1249
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Owner is Tetsuya Yoshioka
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now they specialize in more the popp culture, otaku, anime and game music, related media, etc but their mission is broad, they want to be one of the biggest media source presence on the web and they have special ordered for me before and so i usually email them, after confirm they can get and a price, they invoice me via paypal, i pay, the order it (if special order if in stock then it ships then), then i impatiently wait :-)

email is:
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Our company(Adomidori co.,ltd) was established for sales of controlling undergarment in April 1, 1994.
A new post(online business) is established in 2009.
Our online business began first on EBAY in 2009.
We were given the title of Top-rated-seller from EBAY around half a year.
The Anime Art Book Online was established in 2010.
http://animeartbookonline.com/

Again they're super nice, they've quoted me on some Zen On scores in the past https://www.zen-on.co.jp/world/, so even if non std not in their main wheel house, they are a good company to work with. I have probably done at least 500+ USD of business with them over past few years and been well pleased the whole time. :)
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by phikfy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:14 am

Hi Scriabinoff,

Thanks for recommending the bookshop contact to us. I think this is really useful.

About the score, you can also see this link and order just from US Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/x30B3-x30F3-x30B5 ... 1_1&sr=8-1

I hope this helps.

Best,
Koon

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:51 am

phikfy wrote:Hi Scriabinoff,

Thanks for recommending the bookshop contact to us. I think this is really useful.

About the score, you can also see this link and order just from US Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/x30B3-x30F3-x30B5 ... 1_1&sr=8-1

I hope this helps.

Best,
Koon
you're welcome and thanks so much for the alternate link! 8-)
i cannot wait to see what the other concert pieces looks like.

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Post by Scriabinoff » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:17 pm

phikfy wrote:Hi Scriabinoff,

Thanks for recommending the bookshop contact to us. I think this is really useful.

About the score, you can also see this link and order just from US Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/x30B3-x30F3-x30B5 ... 1_1&sr=8-1

I hope this helps.

Best,
Koon
thought you might want to give a look/listen to one of the Etudes from the book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wtUGgEZp1k


"Etude- Fantasy of Snowy Night" (MATSUO, Takashi) played by Erika Hanada

btw really enjoy the performances you all load to Les Pianistes. Hope to see pieces from that album up someday on your channel.
here is an alternate performance of the prelude, per the yt comments, pretty incredible Amimori was only 18 when he wrote that, and apparently this kid was high school classmates w/ him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KmSkb4AqM

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by phikfy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:30 am

Hi Scriabinnoff,

Thanks for your words about my Lew Pianistes group. You are so kind.

And yes, after watching more of the videos you introduced, I look forward to receiving the score more and more now. These pieces are well written and are of very advanced pianistic level which I am sure we will have great fun to play.

Best,
Koon

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:51 pm

soh choon wee wrote:
Scriabinoff wrote:
burgmuller wrote:I'm afraid they are not. But I'm not sure
By any chance, does anyone have a book by Akira Yuyama, The world of the cake, please?
I have 2 Yuyama volumes, and to my knowledge they are in print (I also have the CD recordings of teach set).

The "Confections A Piano Sweet" is really incredible, it is 'aimed at [gifted] children" but doesn't speak down to them, not too unsimilar in spirit and scope to Bartok Microcosmos or similar. I am not sure if we are lost in translation and you are referring this one or if there is another volume i was not aware of by that name (The world of the cake)

They are used extensively in teaching and young artist performing literature in Japan and the music is absolutely bursting with charm and character.

I am unfortunately unable to share due to again both chronology and CR and being in print and for sale/commercially.



The other is less common and smaller in scale called Children's Land and contains lovely little pieces for 'small hands' where ther are no intervals in a single hand greater than a 7th.

There is "Children's Word" that I do not yet have.

Anyone interested in hearing the pieces should do some searching in youtube, they stay a little hidden however so sometimes you may need to employ some google translate to get the Japanese text then search that and related results.

I am able to go to japan to get the scores....... but I need the title in Japanese language to make sense out of it. So, is it too much to ask for a scan of the COVER page, and just any one page of the score so that we have a sample of what the content is like???

Thank you.
more on this great set of pieces, i have started working through the book w/ a goal to play all 26 pieces.
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i thought folks might be interested in this recent paper which discusses the work in detail
http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/cg ... ections%22
this is a significant academic discussion and first of it's kind to my knowledge on this important set of pieces by this composer.

also, the individual pieces are incredibly charming and 'small' and although some are appropriate for children, others can be difficult even for adults.

the closing piece, the grand finale cake march is a medley with bits and pieces of each of the 20 'sweets', 3 intermezzi (showing effects of over indulgence,) etc. works from earlier in the 'sweet'.

here's a nice recording of it that i can share since pianist made it public on yt (since my cd i purchased track is cr/in print so unable to upload a rippled mp3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id1By63mnzk
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by burgmuller » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:10 pm

Well done!! Bravo!! Sounds fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!!

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