Discovering Shishido Presented by Kaleidoscope MusArt


Discovering Shishido Presented by Kaleidoscope MusArt

Kaleidoscope MusArt: Spotlights Series presents a unique program with the captivating piano works of Mutsuo Shishido (1929-2007). Shishido is one of the most prominent Japanese classical composers that emerged during the post WWII period. Having lived both in Paris and Tokyo, Shishido grappled with a bicultural identity, but believed music should adhere to humanistic expression approachable to all people while maintaining a national identity. In his works, elements from local Japanese melodies and festival music are manipulated using Western contemporary techniques. The audience is invited to examine his goal of imbuing his music with both Japanese identity and universal appeal. This special program celebrates the release of Ms. Yura’s debut CD on MSR Classics: Mutsuo Shishido: Complete Works for Piano.

“In this invaluable recital of his complete works for piano, Akina Yura performs with stylistic perfection and technical command.” – Robert La Porta, MSR Classics 

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