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Rimsky-Korsakov:Scheherazade arr. for 2G by Kazuhito Yamashita

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Scheherazade (Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov) arranged for Guitar Duo by Kazuhito Yamashita [Revised printed edition 2017]

1st Mov. The Sea and Shindbad's Ship
2nd Mov. The Story of the Kalender Prince
3rd Mov. The Young Prince and the Young Princesse
4th Mov. Festival at Bagdad ; The Sea and the Ship Goes to Pieces on Rock Surmounted by a Bronze Warrior ; Conclusion

°Ł Works
Premiered on January 13, 1985 by the Kazuhito Yamashita & Naoko Yamashita Guitar Duo, at the 163rd Salon Concert, Nagasaki Guitar Music Academy.
Kazuhito Yamashita and his sister Naoko Yamashita performed entire composition widely in duo concerts and other events since April 1985, such as Nagasaki Shimin Kaikan (April 15, 1985), Shinjuku Bunka Center, Tokyo (June 27, 1985), National Dr.Sun-Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei (November 3, 1985).
Since then performed widely in lot of events in Japan and abroad, such as Mettmann International Guitar Festival, Germany (September 23, 1987), Wien, Austria (September 30, 1987), Busan, Seoul, Kwang Ju, Korea (December 26-28, 1989).
Recorded in live on June 27, 1985 at Shinjuku Bunka Center. Released by RVC in the album °∆Scheherazade-Kazuhito & Naoko Yamashita Guitar Duo°« on October 21, 1985 ; the printed edition of the transcription was published by Zen-On Music Company Ltd. on December 5, 1985.
[CD]RCCD-1071, [LP]RCL-8425, [Cassette]RCT-8425 The work was al so later re- released BMG:BVCC-2502, BMG:BVCC-3513 (in Japan), BMG:6777-2-RC (outside Japan).
Since 2011 Kazuhito Yamashita and his second daughter Kanahi Yamashita performed the second movement and third movement in International Guitar festival such as Cordoba (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Uppsala (Sweden), Praha (Czech), Torino (Italy), and other concerts on Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Nagasaki Brick Hall, Tsushima-City.They performed entire composition in Santo Tirso International Guitar festival, Portugal (May 5, 2016). In the same year 2016, Kazuhito Yamashita and his first daughter Koyumi Yamashita performed the second movement in Parma International Music Festival, Italy, and also performed at Kioi Hall,Tokyo (November 30, 2017). In the same month, revised printed edition was published by Gendai Guitar Company Ltd.

English Translation. Akiho Suzenji

°ŁKazuhito Yamashita
Born in Nagasaki in 1961, Kazuhito Yamashita began studying the guitar at age 8 and under the continuing supervision of his father Toru and also the composer Kojiro Kobune.
He won the Tokyo International Guitar Competition (1976) at the age of 15 years and consecutively won historic laurels as the youngest winner, at 16, in the world°«s top competitions (1977), the Ramirez Guitar Concours (Spain), the Alessandria Guitar Competition (Italy), the Paris International Guitar Competition.
He has released 83 titles, CD and LP. In 1980, Yamashita launched, to critical acclaim and worldwide sales, his landmark arrangement of 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. This was rapidly followed a several orchestral pieces arranged for the guitar and attracting considerable attention, such as 'Firebird' and 'Scheherazade' and, more recently, the 'New World Symphony' (Symphony No.9 from the New World).
In addition, he released an acclaimed collection of guitar pieces including 5 CDs of the J.S Bach sonatas and partitas for violin, cello, lute and flute (BWV 995-1013), transcribed for the guitar by himself, as well as essential works for the guitar such as 16 CDs of the complete Fernando Sor and works by H. Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes and 12 Etudes as well as M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco's '24 Caprichos de Goya'.
His worldwide appearances include recitals at the Vienna Musikverein °∆Great Hall°« and New York°«s Lincoln Center. He has collaborated under such eminent conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Rafael FrŹęšhbeck de Burgos, and with numerous performers such as jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, James Galway (flute), Gary Karr (double bass) and the Tokyo String Quartet. From 2004, there were new directions with his children, in the °∆Yamashita Family Guitar Quartet/Quintet,°« and duos, performed worldwide, with his daughters Koyumi and Kanahi.
Yamashita is an enthusiastic proponent of new works for the guitar and has given the world premier of over 60 new compositions from both Japan and overseas. In 1999, he received the National Arts Festival Grand Prize from the Japanese Government's Agency for Cultural Affairs for his CD recording of Japanese Guitar Music 1923-1948.

English Translation. John C. Maher
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