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Program Title: Koto: The Music of Tadao
EASC Code: JK-18
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
Release Date:
Running Time: 48 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Tadao Sawai was Japan's greatest modern koto player, enjoying inmmense populatrity and influencing a whole generation of musicians. His widow Kzaue Sawai, has become heir to his musical legacy and is one of the foremost players of this tradtional 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.
Data Entry Date: 9/17/2003