The river surface sparkles in the morning light by the flora and fauna on the riverside. The refreshing morning and the spirit of the living creatures are expressed by the instruments. If you can, imagine the piano introduction to be the flow of the brook, the tremoro of the lute, the sunlight reflecting on the river surface and the sounds of "erhu", the pleasant zephyrs blowing through the fields.
A composition by Missa Johnouchi. It is the landscape of a flower garden depicted by a joint performance of the western instrument Viola, inlaid in part with the Arabian scale of music, and the Chinese musical instrument called “Erhu”, a so called “rubbed string instrument”. The notes of the Erhu played by Jia Peng Fang reverberates as if to sway the lovely little flowers in the garden.
A Song of the Lilies
This song was originally written for Shao Rong, the master of the Chinese lute, Pipa. At that time, I was simply accompanying on the piano, but at a recent occasion in Tunisia, the string quartet of the The Tunisian National Radio Orchestre and a piano gave a performance, and it was a blast!
In this album, we recorded with the simple combination of piano, strings, acoustic guitar, and percussion. The music reminded us of lilies swaying in the wind.