I love this CD
James Sommerville | Cedar Rapids, IA United States | 01/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I lived in Japan for three years--fifty years ago--and every time I listen to this CD I get homesick. The instruments are western--a harp, a flute, and a viola--but they sound Japanese, and the Japanese vocalist, Hiroko Masaki, has a wonderful way with these songs. The name of the violist, Vladimir Mendelssohn is left out of the credits above, but the three songs in which he has a part are three of the loveliest. I can't think of a better introduction to Japanese traditional songs. Translations are not given but there is a short description of each song."