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A fascinating sound trip - Japan - Germany - Spain

Hisako Hiseki plays Brahms, Yoshimatsu, Soler and Albéniz

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Hisako Hiseki 2016 Piano recital Granados 100th anniversary after death - Goyescas

Music inspired by Goya's paintings and drawings

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SCORES OF "SUITE IBERIA" BY ISAAC ALBÉNIZ

Hisako Hiseki edited and revised scores of the work Suite Iberia by Albéniz, where specifically explains how to perform the work. The book is in English, Japanese and Spanish

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Four Little Dream Songs

2014 Neway Music

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400 años de ensueño, más allá del tiempo y el espacio.

Neway Music, 2013.

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El Universo de la Música Española

Insitu Recordings, 2011.

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12 Danzas españolas Op.37

Insitu Recordings, 2010.

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Goyescas

Opticdata, 2009.

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Iberia&Suite Española

Insitu Recordings , 2009.

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Concierto en la Sagrada Familia [Japanese Version]

ENZO Recordings, 1995.

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Concierto en la Sagrada Familia [Rest of the World Version]

ENZO Recordings, 1995.

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This CD was recorded on October 20, 2014 and was released on January 5, 2017.
 
Copyright: © 2014
 
Length: 42:41
 
ASIN: B01N25XL0H
 
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TRACK LIST
1. Intermezzo         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118
2. II Intermezzo         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118         
3. III Ballade         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118
4. IV Intermezzo         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118
5. V Romanze         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118
6. VI Intermezzo         J. Brahms. 6 Klaviersücke, Op.118
7. Dream Song On May        Yoshimatsu. Four Little Dream Songs
8. Distored Waltz On August    Yoshimatsu. Four Little Dream Songs
9. Dream Song On November   Yoshimatsu. Four Little Dream Songs
10. Lullaby         Yoshimatsu. Four Little Dream Songs
11. Sonata Fis-Moll         Antoni Soler
12. Pavana-Capricho Isaac Albéniz
 
Recital on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the composer.

Recorded live from the Bunka-kaikan hall in Tokyo. Japan, on October 20, 2016.
 
In the recital, Hisako Hiseki interpreted by Enrique Granados: the integral of "Goyescas" and "El pelele". By Claude Debussy: "Clair de Lune" and "Arabesque 1",
This was one of the acts that took place around the presentation of the new "Goyescas" score that was published, at the same time, with the corrections and comments of Hisako Hiseki, great pianist and specialist of Spanish music.
 
The live recording and the subsequent edition of the CD of this concert, was possible thanks to a campaign of "Crowfrunding".


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TRACK LIST
1. Los requiebros (Live)
2. Coloquio en la reja (Live)
3. El Fandango de Candil (Live)
4. Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor (Live)
5. El amor y la muerte (Live)
6. Epílogo (Live)
7. El pelele (Live)
Score edited by
Piles Editorial Music, S.A

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TRACK LIST
Iberia I
Iberia II
Iberia III
Iberia IV
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We, Japanese people, love nature, we coexist with her, learning from her and knowing her threatening strength. Japanese seasons are very marked. Specially spring and autumn. They are longer than in Europe and we enjoy them as very pleasant seasons. I have chosen this songs to transmit this sensibility that we, the people who have been raised there, have. As the title of each song displays, each of them expresses the sensations of the fourth japanese seasons. Apart of that, they can be interpreted with a loving meaning. The composer is still alive but he doesn't like contemporary music because he thinks it's difficult to understand it. He gives a lot of importance to melody and he expresses every piano tone in a special way. 

  • Track 1

Spring: In May, after cherry blossom, the new green leaves appear. In addition, spring is a season with new beginnings. It is for that reason that you can hear bright wishes and also a bit of insecurity.

  • Track 2

Summer: A strong light and an intense green. The nuisance of Japanese summer's high humidity it is expressed with an irregular waltz of ternary and binary time.

  • Track 3

 Autumn: We call it "gathering season". It is wraped in a fantastic scenery of red and yellow trees. We can hear this beauty and also a bit of sadness because winter is coming.

  • Track 4

Winter: The calm of winter in a world that becomes silvery, and sometimes covered with snow. It's a lullaby as sweet as the image of a little sprout in the middle of the cold winter.

TRACK LIST
[1] Dream Song on May
[2] Distorted Waltz on August
[3] Dream Song on November
[4] Lullaby
Hisako Hiseki gathers the most outstanding of the Spanish and Japanese contemporary music. It is the first work she interprets compositors of her native country. 20 pieces where works by Akira Ifukube or Miyoshi converge with the music of Albéniz, Granados, Mompou or Monstsalvatge, achieving joining two seemingly remote cultures. This CD is supported by BBVA Fundation and it counts with the distinction of official project of Año Dual España-Japón granted by Japan Embassy.
TRACK LIST

[1] – [9] Frederic Mompou (1983 – 1987): Impresiones Íntimas.

[10] Xavier Montsalvatge (1912 – 2002): Berceuse a la memoria de Óscar Esplá.

[11] – [13] Xavier Montsalvatge (1912 – 2002): Tres divertimentos sobre temas de autores olvidados.

[14] Enric Granados (1867 – 1916): Allegro de concierto.

[15] Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909): Pavana – Capricho.

[16] Akira Miyoshi (1933): En vers.

[17] – [20] Akira Ifukube (1914 – 2006): Piano Suite.

This is the last recording of the international pianist Hisako Hiseki, who drew a lot of interest on December 23rd, when she appeared as a guest in the TV show “Another Sky” (Nippon Television, nationwide). This CD includes Montsalvatge’s “Habanera”, played by Hiseki during the show. Hisako Hiseki is Master of Spanish Music by the well-known pianist Alicia de Larrocha, and has revised and edited the scores of Albeniz’s masterpiece “Suite Iberia”.

TRACK LIST
CD1

[1] - [7] Enrique Granados (1867 – 1916): 6 piezas sobre cantos populares españoles.

[8] - [13] Enrique Granados: Escenas Románticas.

[14] Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849): Ballade Nº 4 Op.52

 
CD2 

[1] Enrique Granados: Canción de Mayo.

[2] - [4] Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Sonata Nº 8 Op.13 Pathétique.

[5] - [8] Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946). Cuatro piezas españolas: Aragonesa, Cubana, Montañesa y Andaluza.

[9] - [11] Xavier Montsalvatge (1912 – 2002): Sonatina pour Yvette.

[12] Xavier Montsalvatge: Habanera.

“I’ve been living for more than 20 years in Spain with my husband Etsuro Sotoo, who is sculptor in the Sagrada Familia, in construction even after Gaudi’s death. As my husband sculpts following the direction of the genius Gaudi, I’m also pursuing through my japanese sensitivity the essence of Spanish music. The revision of the edition of ‘Suite Iberia’ during 10 years with professor Larrocha was linked to the receiving of Isaac Albeniz Medal, a great honor for me. This CD is also a  result of that. I would be very happy if I could report to everyody the Spanish spirit through this performance.” (Hiseki Hisako)
TRACK LIST
[1]  Galante
[2]  Orienyal
[3]  Fandango
[4]  Vallanesca
[5]  Andaluza
[6]  Rondalla aragonesa
[7]  Valenciana
[8]  Sardana, Asturiana
[9]  Romántica
[10] Melancólica
[11] Arabesca
[12] Bolero
This record was highly praised as a “new page opening” in “Goyescas”, which Granados composed inspired by Goya’s paintings. Hiseki’s paino was highly appreciated by profesor Alicia de Larrocha for her brilliant performance of this compilation full of humanism, lyricism, romanticism, humor and irony typical of Granados. It includes “El pelele”, interpreted in the TV show “Testsuko’s room” on January 17th 2012.
Second position in the ranking of “Record Geijutu” magazine, January 2012.
TRACK LIST
[1] Los requiebros
[2] Coloquio en la reja
[3] Fandango del candil
[4] Quejas o la maja y ruiseñor
[5] El amor y la muerte
[6] Epílogo, Serenata del espectro
[7] El Pelele
Brilliant performance of the pianist settled in Barcelona, Hisako Hiseki. Great admirer of the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz, she devoted 10 years of her life revising the masterpiece  “Suite Iberia”, along with the supervisión of professor Alicia de Larrocha. She has won the “Isaac Albéniz Medal” in 2006 and in 2011 she premiered in Japan, for the first time ever, a concert of Albeniz’s pieces with the Orchestra of Kyushu.
The scores of Iberia are very well known by the pianist, as she has played them in many occasions, including the Anniversary of Albéniz’s birth. It is after having gained a great experience in all those performances that she recorded with extraordinary care this CD, resulting in a splendid performance of the complete pieces of Iberia, which will remain in the memory for as long as time.
First position in the ranking of “Record Geijutu” magazine, January 2012.
TRACK LIST
CD1
Suite Iberia
[1]  Evocación
[2]  El puerto
[3]  Fête-Dieu á Séville
[4]  Rondeña
[5]  Almería
[6]  Triana

CD2
Suite Iberia
[1]  El Albaicín
[2]  El Polo
[3]  Lavapiés
[4]  Málaga
[5]  Jerez
[6]  Eritaña

Suite española
[7]  Granada Op.47-1
[8]  Sevilla Op.47-3
[9]  Asturias Op.47-5
A precious sound in the Sagrada Familia scenery, World Heritage. Selection of the best of Spanish music, Hiseki’s specialty.
Live recording of the piano recital in the Sagrada Familia in 1995. It may be considered a valuable work because currently permissions are not given any more for holding concerts there.
Second position in the ranking of “Record Geijutu” magazine, January 2012.
TRACK LIST
[1]-[4] Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Sonata Nº 1
[5]-[7] Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Danzas fantásticas Op.22
[8]-[10] Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): El sombrero de tres picos
[11] Manuel de Falla: Fantasía bética
[12] Manuel de Falla: 
Danza del fuego
A precious sound in the Sagrada Familia scenery, World Heritage. Selection of the best of Spanish music, Hiseki’s specialty.
Live recording of the piano recital in the Sagrada Familia in 1995. It may be considered a valuable work because currently permissions are not given any more for holding concerts there.
Second position in the ranking of “Record Geijutu” magazine, January 2012.

TRACK LIST
[1]-[4] Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Sonata Nº 1
[5]-[7] Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Danzas fantásticas Op.22
[8]-[10] Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): El sombrero de tres picos
[11] Manuel de Falla: Fantasía bética
[12] Manuel de Falla: 
Danza del fuego