Kinshi Tsuruta

Satsuma-biwa

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The satsuma-biwa, a type of lute, has its own traditions and repertoire. The energetic and percussive style featured in the music composed for this instrument appeared in 16th-century South Kyusu, whose then-ruler wrote its first lyrics. Tsuruta, one of the major living interpreters of satsuma-biwa, sings three contrasting songs here. The music is exemplary; the notes are brief but adequate. (60:20)

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
19:56
2
24:19
3
15:28
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