Sunday, November 23, 2008
Japanese Melodies For Flute And Harp - Jean Pierre Rampal
This is an album of favorite Japanese melodies in a "East Meets West" atmosphere. Rampal seems as comfortable in this setting as he is in any other. His appreciation for both the people and the music comes through in this pairing of flute and harp. The album was recorded in France with special arrangements made by the composer Akio Yashiro. There are no notes concerning the cover art, but it is a wonderful work in the traitional Japanese style. Muted colors and simple lettering, it works very well.