Japan

Noboyuki Tsujii

A gold medal for Noboyuki Tsujii of Japan, tied for First Place, in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He plays here two of Franz Liszt favorites, the La Campanella and the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. Although not as fast on the keys as Lang Lang, he makes up for it with special feelings added to the music. Amazing, I should say, because Noboyuki is almost blind.

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(another treat for the Music Promotion Foundation)

The Will of the Shogun

Common to the start of all empires,

the Shogunate of Ieyasu Tokugawa started good

until his death, when his siblings take over.

And afterwards the people overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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Geisha

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