2012 World Shakuhachi Festival

Kyoto, Japan


Festival Concert CDs



May 31st to June 4th • Kyoto, Japan

In addition to shakuhachi workshops offering instruction for beginning to advanced players, the Festival included 25 concerts performed by some of the world's most distinguished players. The 2012 World Shakuhachi Festival was organized by Yodo Kurahashi, head of Mujuan-ryu.

This special edition CD archive, produced in Japan by Hogaku Journal Inc., includes of all the Festival concert performances.

Many thanks to Takafumi Tanaka, Editor-in-Chief of Hogaku Journal, for collaborating with Tai Hei Shakuhachi to make this unique collection of live performances available to the world shakuhachi community outside of Japan.

Click on Disc # or Concert to view program notes for each CD. Includes names of performers, title of piece, composer, arranger & track times.

Available in Sets Only.

SET #1
INTERNATIONAL SHAKUHACHI CONCERT
Discs 1-7

June 1, 2012
Kyoto Art Center
An International Shakuhachi Concert featuring performers from Japan, North America &Taiwan.

Disc #
Concert
Tracks
Time
7
49:27
13
1:13:57
6
46:54
5
46:40
7
1:11:34
7
52:05
5
47:14
TOTAL
50
6:27:51
7 CDs

Set 1Price
$120.00

SET #2
MEIRYU SHAKUHACHI CONCERT

Discs 8-14

June 2, 2012
Kyoto Furitsu Bunka Geijutsu Kaikan
Meiryu Concert featuring musicians from the various shakuhachi schools together on the same stage.

Disc #
Concert
Tracks
Time
4
42:58
4
37:44
6
50:44
6
41:35
8
1:06:33
4
46:35
6
53:16
 
TOTAL
38
5:39:25
7 CDs
Set 2 Price
$120.00

SET #3
MASTERS' SHAKUHACHI CONCERT
Discs 15-19

June 3, 2012
Kyoto Furitsu Bunka Geijutsu Kaikan
Shakuhachi Masters’ Concert featuring world-class shakuhachi virtuosi.

Disc #
Concert
Tracks
Time
6
1:06:55
7
1:12:40
5
1:12:40
6
1:00:05
7
1:14:29
 
TOTAL
31
5:46:49
5 CDs

Set 3 Price
$120.00

SET #4
INTERNATIONAL SHAKUHACHI CONCERT
Discs 20-25

June 4, 2012
Kyoto Art Center
A Second International Concert featuring performers from Australia, China, Europe & North America.

Disc #
Concert
Tracks
Time
8
1:02:59
8
56:18
11
1:05:18
6
35:32
7
54:47
7
1:01:27
 
TOTAL
47
5:36:21


6 CDs

Set 4 Price
$120.00

Discount Price for the Complete Set of 2012 World Shakuhachi Festival CDs
(25 CDs / 166 Tracks / 23 1/2 Hrs. of Music)
25 CDs
$400.00
(Save $80)

Videos

Sutra Chanting


Rokudan Hachidan Fukiawase
Performed by Shozan Sakurai and Kizan Kawamura

 


Kogarashi Tozan Ryu
Performed by Kozan Nagahiro

 


A Note about Pricing of CDs Imported from Japan

The price of CDs manufactured and sold in Japan are significantly higher than recordings made and distributed here in the USA. The average price for Japanese CDs is ¥3150 or, at the current exchange US Dollar to Japanese Yen rate, significantly more expensive than the cost of most American CDs. Add to this the shipping cost involved in importing these recordings. For this reason, in the past, I have hesitated to carry a large selection of Japanese CDs. However, by request and popular demand, I have changed this policy, but please don't be shocked by the sticker prices. Some Japanese artists represented on this site have are graciously offering their music at a significant discount to accommodate the world shakuhachi community. I have also endeavored to keep pricing in line as much as possible.

Thank you Hogaku Journal for lowering the price of the 2012 World Shakuhachi Festival CDs.


Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
monty@shakuhachi.com    www.shakuhachi.com

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