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Marimba Fantasy
Abe, Keiko
Marimba Fantasy
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Abe, Keiko
Title: Marimba Fantasy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wergo Germany
Release Date: 12/8/1993
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093046258528, 4010228617726

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Must have...
Jenny | Bloomington, IN USA | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have enjoyed many artist's recordings of Abe's works, but none as much as this compilation of her performances of her own music. To hear her own interpretation of the cadenzas and ad lib sections of the music adds a whole new insight to her intentions for the peices as well as showcases her talents as a performer and composer. Even though solo marimba is often considered an acquired taste, the variety of emotion and style presented in these peices is easy to enjoy even if you have never seen a marimba. For percussion enthusiasts, this album is a must have. Enjoy."
Marvelously Melodic Marimba
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 09/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you thought that the marimba's only function was to add color to Latin American music, this CD should cure you of that misconception. The compositions and performances recorded here by Keiko Abe are wonderfully done. While solo marimba might be somewhat of an acquired taste, it shouldn't be too difficult to enjoy and appreciate the very interesting moods created by Abe's writing and playing."
Marimba library must-have
John Kinane | Rochester, NY | 12/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You must have this album if you're serious about Marimba music! Abe uses a 5 octave instrument; enjoy the "bottom", she uses it well. Her compositions possess both intensity and sensitivity. You'll also find that her "aggressive" approach has cracked a few bars as well. Not as refined as Stevens but a benchmark for contempory marimba. A must have for the serious aspiring marimba artist."