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Koto [electronic resource]: Music of Tadao

Kyoto Broadcasting System
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Tadao Sawai was Japan's greatest modern koto player, enjoying immense popularity and influencing a whole generation of musicians. His widow, Kazue Sawai, has become heir to his musical legacy and is one of the foremost players of this traditional instrument. In this program, Kazue discusses Tadao's playing and how she has integrated modern music into her own repertoire. In addition to highlighting several of Kazue's performances, the program also contains archival footage of Tadao playing his koto.
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48 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 29, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Music of Tadao
  • Koto Virtuoso: Kazue Sawai (6:56)
  • Tadao Sawai (1937-1997) (4:53)
  • Kazue Sawai on the 17-String Koto (5:21)
  • Koto: Musical Versatility (4:54)
  • Improvisation Concert: Koto and Bass (6:00)
  • Music for Two Kotos (4:46)
  • Temple Performance on the Koto (12:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
Publisher no.
30229 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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