2010年01月16日

No.90 Toy Symphony


By Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)

I'm sure this has long been said to be composed by F.J.Haydn. The Shinozaki Violin Textbook published more than 50 years ago says so. I wonder when and why changed to Leopold Mozart, the father of Amadeus Mozart.

I challenged to use such special sounds as bird's talk, toy trumpet, machingun, etc., for the first time which is pre-installed in my machine. I'm satisfied with its effect.

The picture below is an Indian old man with white mustachios and beard, riding on a bicycle in Mumbai. The expression of his face is quie typical of the Sikh, and I am very much interested in it.

The man of turban on the head is said to be a man of Sikhism. Normaly Sikh men are said to be diligent in their work, and as a result, they are very rich although most of them don't look like rich, working, for example, as a doormen in hotels all over the world.

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No.89 Menuett Bach


By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

From Shinozaki Violin Textbook. Many young people of today know this song as ‘Lover's Concert' which is deformed into popular music with 4/4 beats.

By the way some people say that this was composed by Christian Betholt, not by J.S.Bach.

I performed main melody and obbligato by flute as usual, with accompaniment by piano.
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No.88 Russian Dance


By Hirotsugu Shinozaki?(1902〜1966)

There is no mention of the name of the composer of this song in Shinozaki Violin Textbook. Instead, it says it was arranged by H.Shinozaki, the writer of this text book. It may be Russian Dance music of long time ago.

With some kind of ‘sing a round' style, this song is easy to remember once you listen.

By the way, I picked up many songs in this Hall No. 9 from Shinozaki Violin Textbook, so I'd like to introduce the covering page of this book as below.

Of course I lost this textbook I had in my childfood about fifty years ago, but I happend to find out the same one in Ginza Yamaha nearly twenty years ago. The color and the design are the same as the original one, so I bouht it without hesitation.

This textbook is already very old now with the colors faded away, but it is very precious book for me. Is it available to buy one in the music shop still now?

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No.87 Amaryllis


By Henry Ghys (1801〜1848)

Very famous song even for the young children in the world. Shinozaki Violin Textbook introduces this song as the exercise song of pizzicato.
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No.86 Surprise Symphony


By Franz Joseph Haydn(1732〜1809)

This song is said to be composed for the purpose of surprising the audience when they start to sleep in the middle of the concert. Is that true?

At least I cannot find out such arrangement in the Shinozaki Violin Textbook.

The picture below is a a barber's shop on the road in Mumbai. A very peaceful scene.

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No.85 Gavott Bach


By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

From Shinozaki Violin Textbook. I persormed this with flute for main melody and obbligato as usual with accompaniment by piano.

I don't know whether the tempo is suitable or not because I've never listened to this song being performed by other people before.
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No.84 Humoreske


By Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841〜1904)

When I was in elementary school, and we wewre listening to the teacher's preach, this song was on air as a back ground music for lunch time. I didn't pay attention to his preach at all because I was so much intoxicated by this music. Noticing my condition, the teacher scolded me in the presence of others.

It was few weeks later when I knew the title of this song ‘Humoreske' and it's meaning. Recalling this memory I challanged to this song by MIDI.

Surely the part of the main melody and obbligato should be performed by violin, but I performed them by flute as usual.

The following is the concert performed by Itzhak Perlman, and Yo Yo Ma which I modeld after.

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No.83 Jidai


By Miyuki NAKAJIMA (1975)

This is the song which won the grand prix in popular song contest suponsored by YAMAHA Company in 1975. I recreated it by piano alough the original performance was done by guitar.

There are many songs composed by her which I'd like to try by MIDI some day. ‘Hitori Jozu',etc.,......
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No.82 Fantasie Impromptu


By Frédéric François Chopin(1810 〜 1849)

Even a person who had never had a piano lesson nor touched piano before like KenG could enjoy performing Chopin's music like this by MIDI. It's really a musical revolution in a sense.

Of course it's a troublesome task to convert every musical note into computer data one by one, but once you do it, you can save it, and amend, doform, delete, copy and paste as you like at any time. Once you get involved in it you'll never get rid of it.

I performed it with a little bit slower tempo than usual because I think it's suitable to make it sound more beautifully.

The picture below is an Indian man selling Indian tea on the road.

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No.81 Ihoujin


By Saki KUBOTA (1979)

I am attracted by the middle eastern atmosphere of the introduction and interlude of this song. I followed the original piano version exactly, adding some strings and bass.

The picture below is the street near marcket in Mumbai. It was early in the morning and not so many people were walking on the road yet.

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