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Damrau, Diana Soprano, Orchestre Symphonique Montreal / Japanese Children Songs
Album:Japanese Children Songs Collection:Classical
Artist:Damrau, Diana Soprano, Orchestre Symphonique Montreal Added:09/2014
Label:Knitting Factory Records 

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Add Date:2014-09-19 Pull Date:2014-11-21 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:2 Nov26 Oct5 Oct21 Sep
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 27, 2014:Deep Sea Didgeridoo
Chin, Chin, Chidori (4:08)
3.Sep 28, 2014:Pentagonal Banana
On The Sumida River (2:45), Spring, Come Soon! (1:14), Burning Sunset (1:42)
2.Oct 20, 2014:Deep Sea Didgeridoo
In The Shadow Of Flowers (4:00)
4.Sep 20, 2014:Music Casserole
In The Shadow Of Flowers (4:00)

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2014-09-18 
Composer Jean-Pascal Beintus, Grammy-winner for Wolf Tracks and The 11th Hour, has orchestrated Japanese children’s songs, known as Shoka, or school songs, which were composed in the Western musical style during the Meiji Restoration (late 19th - early 20th cent.), when Japan opened itself to the West after 250 years of isolation. They set poetic texts to beautiful melodies, as one would expect of children’s songs. Some are melancholy, some wondering, some playful. Diana Damrau is acclaimed as the “leading coloratura soprano in the world,” and Beintus’ lush orchestrations are harmonically rich, with inventive play of meter. Any or all of these tracks will charm listeners, creating a mood of reverie and wonder.

1. Seven Little Ones (1:54)
2. Moon In The Rain (2:42)
3. Song Of Early Spring (2:57)
4. Blue-Eyed Doll (1:57)
5. Evening Primrose (2:21)
6. Dear Old Full Moon (1:45)
7. In The Shadow Of Flowers (4:00)
8. Burning Sunset (1:42)
9. Spring, Come Soon! (1:14)
10. On The Sumida River (2:45)
11. Red Dragonflies (2:43)
12. Red Shoes (2:26)
13. Blurry Moon (2:02)
14. Summer Has Come (2:50)
15. Bridal Doll (3:03)
16. Chin, Chin, Chidori (Orchestral Fantasy) (3:24)
17. Beach Plovers (2:30)
18. Where Is Spring? (2:55)
19. Chin, Chin, Chidori (4:08)
20. Dunes (2:49)
21. Sakura, Sakura (2:25)
22. This Town, That Town (1:46)

Track Listing
1.Seven Little Ones (1:54) 12.Red Shoes (2:26)
2.Moon In The Rain (2:42) 13.Blurry Moon (2:02)
3.Song Of Early Spring (2:57) 14.Summer Has Come (2:50)
4.Blue-Eyed Doll (1:57) 15.Bridal Doll (3:03)
5.Evening Primrose (2:21) 16.Chin, Chin, Chidori (Orchestral Fantasy) (3:24)
6.Dear Old Full Moon (1:45) 17.Beach Plovers (2:30)
7.In The Shadow Of Flowers (4:00) 18.Where Is Spring? (2:55)
8.Burning Sunset (1:42) 19.Chin, Chin, Chidori (4:08)
9.Spring, Come Soon! (1:14) 20.Dunes (2:49)
10.On The Sumida River (2:45) 21.Sakura, Sakura (2:25)
11.Red Dragonflies (2:43) 22.This Town, That Town (1:46)