China Japan and the Far East

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:33 pm

Chow Shu - San.

Can someone find biographical information? I have a rare book of his arrangements of Chinese pieces that includes a photo and singed note from Rubinstein to him and among the arrangements is a really nice original, concert appropriate, piece called Dragon Dance (all others are transcriptions of traditional melodies and folk music, the forward says it is in the spirit of Bartok and folk melodies and Liszt Rhapsodies, etc.).

So it's out of print,
Chow, Shu San. Album of Chinese Piano Pieces ... Fingered and edited by Chow Shu San. Hong Kong: National Music Edition, 1968.
He may be alive, in which case i would not share the book per pp guidelines, but maybe just his Dragon Dance as permitted? Or just one

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by soh choon wee » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:35 pm

Scriabinoff wrote:Chow Shu - San.

Can someone find biographical information? I have a rare book of his arrangements of Chinese pieces that includes a photo and singed note from Rubinstein to him and among the arrangements is a really nice original, concert appropriate, piece called Dragon Dance (all others are transcriptions of traditional melodies and folk music, the forward says it is in the spirit of Bartok and folk melodies and Liszt Rhapsodies, etc.).

So it's out of print,
Chow, Shu San. Album of Chinese Piano Pieces ... Fingered and edited by Chow Shu San. Hong Kong: National Music Edition, 1968.
He may be alive, in which case i would not share the book per pp guidelines, but maybe just his Dragon Dance as permitted? Or just one
If you can give a scan on those pages with CHINESE characters, i can decipher for you......

Or if it is some transcription/arrangement.... dragon dance or something like that, is the theme somewhat resemble that of Li Yundi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPfCC2-mmT0 if that is the tune, i can figure out.


Or, if you prefer some alternative arrangement, take a look at this... http://www.hqgq.com/qinpu/1763.html

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:17 pm

Here are a few pages from the front of book w out score. The audio does seem to resemble what i initallysaw , am not at a piano right now.
sample1.pdf
i might be able to post first page of score if moderator say ok
Main thing hopefully one of the sample has some biography info for Chow Shu San.

the Dragon Dance is original composition he wrote says the Ennglish fwd
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Scriabinoff wrote:Chow Shu - San.

Can someone find biographical information? I have a rare book of his arrangements of Chinese pieces that includes a photo and singed note from Rubinstein to him and among the arrangements is a really nice original, concert appropriate, piece called Dragon Dance (all others are transcriptions of traditional melodies and folk music, the forward says it is in the spirit of Bartok and folk melodies and Liszt Rhapsodies, etc.).

So it's out of print,
Chow, Shu San. Album of Chinese Piano Pieces ... Fingered and edited by Chow Shu San. Hong Kong: National Music Edition, 1968.
He may be alive, in which case i would not share the book per pp guidelines, but maybe just his Dragon Dance as permitted? Or just one
If you can give a scan on those pages with CHINESE characters, i can decipher for you......

Or if it is some transcription/arrangement.... dragon dance or something like that, is the theme somewhat resemble that of Li Yundi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPfCC2-mmT0 if that is the tune, i can figure out.


Or, if you prefer some alternative arrangement, take a look at this... http://www.hqgq.com/qinpu/1763.html
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by soh choon wee » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:55 pm

Scriabinoff wrote:Chow Shu - San.

Can someone find biographical information? I have a rare book of his arrangements of Chinese pieces that includes a photo and singed note from Rubinstein to him and among the arrangements is a really nice original, concert appropriate, piece called Dragon Dance (all others are transcriptions of traditional melodies and folk music, the forward says it is in the spirit of Bartok and folk melodies and Liszt Rhapsodies, etc.).

So it's out of print,
Chow, Shu San. Album of Chinese Piano Pieces ... Fingered and edited by Chow Shu San. Hong Kong: National Music Edition, 1968.
He may be alive, in which case i would not share the book per pp guidelines, but maybe just his Dragon Dance as permitted? Or just one
Yes, the result is out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnIct3KtpUg (a terrible playing of the Dragon Dance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdOE8e018LM (an aria - moth)

Using the google
https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=+%E5 ... vASV67nwAg


http://sc.99ys.com/index.php?m=content& ... 0&id=25366 This painting was dedicated to Zhou Shu-Shen and this website give a description on the pianist.....
周书绅(b.1925),现代钢琴教育家。重庆涪陵市人。40年代毕业于上海国立音乐专科专科学校。1948年起曾担任广州市立艺术专科学校中国圣乐学院教授及九龙清华书院音乐系主任。50年代进入法国巴黎国家音乐学院,跟随著名钢琴大师维拉提主修钢琴。1957年至1962年由法返回祖国任中央音乐学院钢琴主科教授。后定居香港,曾为香港教师音乐家协会主席。

Translation.... Zhou ZS, born 1925, modern pianist and pedagogist . Born in China SiChuan province, pei-lin city. Graduated from Shanghai National Music Conservatory in 1940s, 1950s joined France Paris National Music COnservatory, studied under Viradi (note - i am merely translating the name from the chinese phonology) 1957-1962 returned from France to be China Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Piano Division professor. Subsequently moved to Hong Kong and was once the chairman of HongHong Teacher Musician-association.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by soh choon wee » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:22 pm

http://www.aiweibang.com/yuedu/53436319.html

4th internationerDeutscher Irmler competition. one of the judge, mdm Huang was a student of Zhou Shu-Shen . So you may be able to find more information.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:09 pm

somewhat related to the posts and updates and examples I shared from the Yuyama children's albums (in particular discussion was for Confections and Children's Land).

I was sharing info w someone recently on this super charming set published by edition Kawai Japan. I'm in the process of securing scores for import but was so pleased when I discovered a few months ago that the entire recording of the 21 pieces was made available by Kawai on their publishing arm's youtube channel.

They are 'for small hands' like Yuyama's "Children's Land" and progressive in nature for the most part but the early ones are quite charming with many little folk music and modal elements weaved into their constructions.

fellow pianophillians that like me enjoy music of this regin and also the Children's music type of work would might like these as much as I do.
A collection of works by Takatomi Nobunaga where each piece has intervals in each hand of a 7th or less
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... s4Z2dXdl6f
Edition Kawai(Japan)
Nobunaga precious wealth for the piano pieces "start dash [sheet music]
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Japanese composer commissioned for the children's series. Ability and popularity, both first-rate composer in the world chorus of authors for the first time by piano pieces for children. Limitation of children's hands with the unlimited, free to pursue the potential and creative and can feel the author's personality.

1. morning greeting ( 1 ' 10 ")
2. Many thanks ( 0 ' 40 ")
3. step on the shadow ( 0 ' 50 ")
4. cloudy with sunny, pursuant to a drizzle. After the... Rainbow ( 1 ' 10 ")
5. the Sun is smiling ( 0 ' 55 ")
6. Tea time ( 2 ' 20 ")
7. start dash ( 1 ' 30 ")
8. take a deep breath ( 1 ' 50 ")
9. magic wand manual ( 1 ' 35 ")
10. and La La La singin' ( 2 ' 10 ")
11. bird watching ( 1 ' 50 ")
12. the brave legend ( 1 ' 45 ")
13. can an old ( 1 ' 15 ")
14. Ping Pong ( 2 ' 00 ")
15. the merry-go-round ( 2 ' 30 ")
16. new sneakers ( 1 ' 50 ")
17. Twilight Express ( 1 ' 40 ")
18. oak trees and Hammock ( 2 ' 15 ")
19. happy tails Labrador ( 1 ' 55 ")
20. midnight Aquarium ( 2 ' 35 ")
21. large pot of Marmalade aunt ( 3 ' 20 ")

Composer: Nobunaga, takatomi
Chrysanthemum x medium-format, 60 pages
Grades: Beginner
ISBN 978-4-7609-0555-3
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by soh choon wee » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:47 am

I cant help but put this youtube.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VvUi6x2CtQ

The 1970 version of Yellow River Piano Concerto, as played by Yin ChengZhong (well, he is supposedly the arranger from Yellow River Cantata, but there are a lot of arguments)

The distinctive original version is marked by the propaganda "Dong Fang Hong" (meaning, the eastern sky is red) and is shown by the appearance of Mao photo.

This youtube is Yin ChengZhong transcription of a folk tune, played by Yin ChengZhong as well, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM6uAfa2O0E


Also is this youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOMB_46mkzw
The full version of Yellow River Cantata has 8 pieces, of which the 3rd is usually omitted. This is the youtube of the 3rd piece. This is totally oriental music idiom, dont bother the meaning of the recitation, just feel for the flow of the music.

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by neiltassoni » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:25 am

Hands wrote:Another piece by Chen Pei-Xun: Transcription of a Chinese Folk Song 'The Street Merchant'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CSMkW1UM9c
Chen Pei-Xun_The Street Merchant.pdf
What a delightful, moderately challenging yet highly accessible and tactilely rewarding piece to play. Many thanks!

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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Scriabinoff » Mon May 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Piano Concerto in B Minor: Allegro Appassionato (Japanese: ピアノ協奏曲 ロ短調 アレグロ・アパッショナート, Piano kyōsōkyoku Ro tanchō areguro apasshonāto)" -
composed by Taku Matsushiba
https://youtu.be/zBZpptEZzE8
wanted to bring this to attention of those interested, a great little neoromantic concerto, transcribed for solo piano (movement/excerpt) has been published by Yamaha Music Media [YMM] (Japan).
Note, it sounds like Saint Saens to me, but I cannot place it , maybe it served as a template or inspiration?

composer and bio and link to recording of the work (the pianist is great, i've watched many of her recordings, and generally they are superb)
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composer/musician
1991 - born in Osaka

Graduated The Music High School attached to The Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
Graduated Tokyo University of the Arts Composing Division
2015 - Graduated Tokyo University of the Arts Masters for Composing Division.

While studying and playing contemporary music, as he started listening to Cornelius' album "Sensuous" in high school. That experience expanded his music interest, exceeding to genres such as pop and electronica. He then discovered his love for the tidemark of soul music, D'angelo. Being struck by the incredible groove of D'angelo's unique rhythm and sound balance, Taku realised how limited his music notation (musical score expression) was and drove him to study more deeply about contemporary music. All those experiences lead him to compose music that sounded like a mash up of contemporary music and classical music. This new musical approach was highly received around the world. With his remarkable orchestration, he has extended his works to composing music for advertisements and animations.

■ Ad Works (selection)
5572320「Four in One」,ASAHI THE DREAM, Oono he Kaerou, Yokai-Watch “puni puni”, TOYOTA Vitz, JR Toukai, Nissin Cisco, Mix Channel
■ WORKS
〈MOVIES & ANNIMATION〉
TV series「Yuri!!! on ICE」(compose、arrange)

score
http://www.ymm.co.jp/p/detail.php?code=GTP01094394

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PS here is the original with piano and orchestra
https://soundcloud.com/user-985807580/p ... ppasionato
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Re: China Japan and the Far East

Post by Jim Faston » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:17 pm

A scan of Nicanor Abelardo's First Nocturne has appeared on IMSLP. Here's a recording on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9miUElJBmQw

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