YAMAGUCHI GORO was head of Chikumeisha Shakuhachi Guild, professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music, and the youngest ever designated Living National Treasure. His soft, mellow tones speak with subdued power and inherent spirituality, and his interpretation of the classical Kinko style honkyoku and gaikyoku (ensemble) music has been highly acclaimed by all shakuhachi players.

In 1967, he began a guest lectureship at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT). Since then he has made innumerable definitive recordings and performances leading to his appointment as lecturer in 1977 and professor in 1987 at the prestigious Tokyo University of Fine Arts & Music, and to his ascension to the status of Living National Treasure, Japan's highest award of artistic achievement. His performance of the classical masterpiece travels through space upon Voyager II, part of a message from Earth to other galaxies

S-N7a. MASTERS OF THE SHAKUHACHI
Includes a shakuhachi honkyoku performed by four of the six great masters of the post-WWII generation.

1. Yamaguchi Goro
Sokaku Reibo (20:54)
2. Yokoyama Katsuya
San An (7:10)
3. Yamamoto Hozan
Kogarashi (c. Nakao Tozan I - 1923) (7:34)
4. Aoki Reibo &Yokoyama Katsuya
Shika no Tone (11:10)

CD $16.00

 


Original Album Cover

S-Y1b.
A BELL RINGING IN THE EMPTY SKY CD

Goro Yamaguchi plays two honkyoku pieces, Sokaku Reibo and Koku Reibo.

 CD $16.50

 Learn more about the extraordiary life of Yamaguchi Goro

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
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