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Michio Miyagi

This is a recording (composed in 1941) by Michio Miyagi (1894-1956), a famous koto player. He had a profound knowledge of western classical music and composed many innovative style works, combining it with Japanese music. "Wind-bell", one of "Summer's Short Pieces," needs a classical musical glissando technique. Rekion also has "Sparkler," another work of "Summer's Short Pieces."

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2017-3-28

Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings: "78 rpm Records of Storytelling Performances" and "The Record in Politics and War" are now available in English.

2016-11-10

Approximately 650 sound recordings (→List[XLSX]) are newly available online.
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