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Content by tag "Momo Kodama"

Momo Kodama: Point and Line

Read "Point and Line" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Born in Japan, but educated in Europe, the internationally acclaimed classical pianist Momo Kodama is a formidable doyenne of the piano, someone who has built a career both on performing a wide repertoire from various Classical and Romantic periods and more contemporary works. It's a career that has been built on upending tradition as she pushed ...

Momo Kodama: Point and Line

Read "Point and Line" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

La quarantacinquenne pianista giapponese Momo Kodama riunisce in questo suo ultimo lavoro discografico, inciso nel gennaio 2016, gli studi per pianoforte composti rispettivamente da Claude Debussy nel 1915 e dall'oggi sessantunenne compositore, come lei nipponico, Toshio Hosokawa fra il 2011 e il 2013 (quattro le sono espressamente dedicati).

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Kodama Trio: Kodama Trio

Read "Kodama Trio" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Funny how groups come together. The Kodama Trio, resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is comprised of three individuals from completely different backgrounds and completely different parts of the country. Pianist Robert Muller, originally from Portland, OR, has spent time in New York City and Copenhagen. A former student of Andrew Hill at Portland State University, ...

Momo Kodama: La Vallee Des Cloches

Read "La Vallee Des Cloches" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Japan-born and France-educated pianist Momo Kodama is perfectly at home on La vallée des cloches, as she brings her signature, sublime approach to the interpretation of three introspective 20th century gems.

The compositions go from impressionistic to more abstract, both within themselves and throughout the record. Maurice Ravel's five-movement suite “Miroirs," dedicated to various ...