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1. Introduction within one hour about all ganres
2. Vocal music - kuniburi no utamai: "azuma-asobi" (37 min.) and "kume-mai" (20 min.), saibara: "Ise-no-umi" and "Koromogae" (19 min.), roei: "Kashin" and "Koyo" (16 min.)
3. Dance music - bugaku: "Taiheiraku" (47 min.) and "Engiraku" (29 min.)
4. Orchestral music - kangen: "Etenraku: nokorigaku-sanben" (41 min.) and "Bato" (29 min.)
5. Materials I: Instruments and Notation (54 min.)
6. Materials II: Costumes, Masks and Properties (104 min.)
Commentary Booklet 1 (in Japanese, on tapes 1-6)
Commentary Booklet 2 (in Japanese, on tapes 7-10 in English, on tapes 1-10)
7. Addendum 1: bugaku: "Ryoo" and "Nasori", kangen: "Bairo", "The BUGAKU Dance" recoded in 1939
8. Addendum 2: bugaku: "Manzairau", "Ringa", "Genjoraku" recorded originally in 1972 for the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica
TSUGE Gen'ichi, Professor Emeritous, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Musics
ENDO Toru, Associate Professor, Tokyo Education and Liberal Arts University
Steven G. NELSON, Professor, Hosei University
OKADA Kazuo, Director, Encyclopaedia Cinematographica Japan Archives, Shimonaka Memorial Foundation
With the cooperation of TokyoCinema Inc.
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Shimonaka Memorial Foundation, Mr. OKADA Kazuo e-mail: info@TokyoCinema.net
Production of the English version was supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation
DVD 2-4 are without narration so only Japanese and English subtitles are provided. For the convenience of foreign users who understand or wish to study GAGAKU intensively, the Japanese titles are retained in the English version.
price: 132,000 Yen
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