Takeshi Kakehashi   Appassionata

The first CD to come out since the September 2003 CD, “Densetsu no Live”, which was an unprecedented hit.  This is a compilation of live recordings taken in March 2004, at venues such as Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall.  The CD is comprised of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.23 “Appassionata”, Mozart’s Piano Sonata nos. 5 and 17.  We hope you enjoy Mr. Kakehashi’s delicate yet rich sound in these performances.

On sale: 10/22/2004 (from Mainichi Premium Mall)

W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata no.5 in G major K283 (189h)
1. Allegro        3:45
2. Andante        4:17
3. Presto        3:34

Piano Sonata no.17 in B flat major K570
1. Allegro        5:04
2. Adagio        4:56
3. Allegretto        4:00

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.23 in F minor Op.57 “Appassionata”
1. Allegro assai        10:18
2. Andante con moto    5:31
3. Allegro, ma non troppo    8:03

Total playing time: 49:46

Recorded: 3/16/2004 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall (1) (3) (7)
4/10/2004 Miharu Kouryu-kan (Mahora Hall, Fukushima prefecture) (4) (6) (8) (9)
Live recording


Mysterious Genius of Mozart 4 – The biorhythmic conductor Mozart

The fourth in the series of CDs that attracted interest after Professor Tomatis’ theories on the medical efficacy of Mozart’s music was introduced on the Japanese television program “Mozart: Kiseki no hibiki” (Mozart: Miraculous Sound) – from amazon.co.jp reviews.

Composer: W. A. Mozart
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Performers: Takeshi Kakehashi, Divertimento Salzburg, etc.

1.    Piano Sonata no.11 in A major K331 – Rondo Alla Turca (3rd movement – Allegretto)
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Takeshi Kakehashi

2.  Divertimentono.17 in D major, K334
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Divertimento Salzburg

3.    String Quartet no.10 in C major K170
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Sonare Quartet

4.    Violin Sonata no.34 in C major K338 – 1st movement
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Takako Nishizaki, Jena Jando

5.    Flute Concert no.1 in G major K313 – 1st movement
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Peter-Lukas Graf, English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Raymond Leppard

6.    Horn Concerto in D major K412 – 1st movement
Composer: W. A. Mozart
Performer: Bruno Schneider, Padua and Veneto Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Giuranna


“The Pianist” – Chopin in the movie

The music of Chopin became widely popular with the release of the movie “The Pianist”.  Famous Chopin pieces including those used in “The Pianist” are included in this 2-CD compilation (from amazon.co.jp reviews).

Performers: Takeshi Kakehashi, Eugene Indjic, etc.


1.    Nocturne no.20 in C sharp minor Op. post
2.    Ballade no.1 in G minor Op.23            Performed by Takeshi Kakehashi

3.    Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor Op.11 – 1st movement, Allegro Maestoso

1.    Polonaise no.6 in A flat major “Heroique”
2.    Piano Concerto no.2 in F minor Op.21 – 2nd movement, Larghetto
3.    Fantaisie Impromptu in C sharp minor Op.66
4.    Nocturne no.2 in E flat major Op.9-2
5.    Waltz no.10 in B minor Op.69-2
6.    Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor Op.35 – 3rd movement “Funeral March”
7.    Prelude no.2 in A minor – 24 Preludes Op.28-2
8.    Prelude no.4 in E minor – 24 Preludes Op.28-4
9.    Prelude no.15 in D flat major – 24 Preludes Op.28-15 “Raindrop”
10.    Prelude no.20 in C minor – 24 Preludes Op.28-20
11.    Etude no.3 in E major Op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu”
12.    Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op.22 (Variation 7) - Mompou



Prier – Prayer

A compilation album comprising of all genres, spanning from classical to pop, all centering on the theme of “peace” and “prayer”.  Includes numerous famous pieces used in movies and/or commercials (from amazon.co.jp reviews).

1.    Amazing Grace – Emiko Shiratori
2.    Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana – Kent Ogiya
3.    Seven Angels – Rie Sakai
4.    Nocturne no.20 in C sharp minor Op. post – Takeshi Kakehashi
5.    Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Ladies Orchestra Japan
6.    Ombra mai fu – (aria from the opera Serse) – Yoshikazu Mera
7.    Ave Verum Corpus – Quatre Roseaux Saxophone Ensemble
8.    Apres un reve – St. Petersburg Cello Ensemble
9.    Berceuse de Jocelyn – Ladies Orchestra Japan
10.    Itsumo nando demo – Takumi & Aqua Ensemble
11.    Ave Maria – Yoshikazu Mera
12.    Niji no kanata ni (“Over the Rainbow”) – Madoka Imai
13.    Yozora no mukou – Takayuki Hirano
14.    Hana (Subete no hito no kokoro ni hana wo) – Yoshikazu Mera
15.    Claire de lune (from Suite Bergamasque) – Bruno Rigutto
16.    Imujin Gawa – Concert Espoir
17.    Jiyuu no daichi (theme to the Japanese TV program “Shin sekai kikou”) – Tokyo Pops Orchestra
18.    Put your hands up – Runa Inaba




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