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Mother's Songs - Japanese Popular Songs / Mera, Uchiyama

> Evening Primrose - Evening Primrose
> I Found a Tiny Autumn - I Found a Tiny Autumn
> Being Scolded - Being Scolded
> Autumn Field - Autumn Field
> Akatonbo (The Red Dragonfly) - Red Dragonfly
> Autumn in a Village - Autumn in a Village
> I Talked with the Fog - I Talked with the Fog
> Machiboke (Waiting in Vain) - Being Kept Waiting in Vain
> An Outgoing Ship - An Outgoing Ship
> Komoriuta (Lullaby) - Lullaby
> Flowery Town - Flowery Town
> Mother's Song - Mother's Song
> Plover - Plover
> Rain in Johga-Sima - Rain in Johga-Sima
> Over There, Over Yonder - Over There, Over Yonder
> Dried Gourd Shavings - Dried Gourd Shavings
> That Child, This Child - That Child, This Child
> Suzhou Nocturne - Suzhou Nocturne
> An Old Road - An Old Road
> Strolling Around an Old Castle in Komoro - Strolling Around an Old Castle in Komoro
> Kojo no tsuki (Moon at a desolate castle) (text by B. Tsuchii) - The Moon Over a Ruined Castle

Album Summary

>Ono, Tadasuke : Evening Primrose
>Nakata, Yoshinao : I Found a Small Autumn
>Hirota, Ryutaro : Being Scolded
>Dan, Ikuma : Autumn Field
>Yamada, Kosaku : Red Dragonfly
>Kainuma, Minoru : Autumn in a Village
>Nakata, Yoshinao : I Talked with the Fog
>Yamada, Kosaku : Being Kept Waiting in Vain
>Sugiyama, Haseo : An Outgoing Ship
>Dan, Ikuma : Lullaby
>Dan, Ikuma : Flowery Town
>Hashimoto, Kunihiko : Mother's Song
>Hirota, Ryutaro : Plover
>Yanada, Sada : Rain in Johga-Sima
>Nakata, Yoshinao : Over There, Over Yonder
>Fukui, Fumihiko : Dried Gourd Shavings
>Hirai, Kozaburo : That Child, This Child
>Hattori, Ryoichi : Suzhou Nocturne
>Oanka, Megumi : An Old Road
>Hirota, Ryutaro : Strolling around an Old Castle in Komoro
>Taki, Rentaro : The Moon Over a Ruined Castle
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Notes & Reviews:

To hear of a Japanese counter-tenor may come as quite a surprise, but Yoshikazu Mera proves that he is an accomplished and extremely talented artist with a quality of voice that rivals the other Western counter-tenors such as Vyatcheslav Kagan-Paley and Daniel Taylor, among others. He offers us 21 Japanese folk and pop songs accompanied on the piano on Mother's Songs, all accompaniments being as simple as they can be. Yet, the quality of his voice, his singing, and his musicality are the most enchanting, delicate, and some might even say the most entrancing. What strikes with Mera is that at first his voice sounds more like a woman or a boy's voice rather than a counter-tenor, as is the case with Kagan-Paley or Taylor. The title of the CD is in fact the most suggestive -- Mother's Songs -- getting the feeling across of young boy singing for his mother. Yoshikazu Mera is much more than a boy with a nice voice, he has a remarkable mastery of his counter-tenor voice. A name to remember! ~ Bruno Deschênes



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Works Details

>Ono, Tadasuke : Evening Primrose
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Nakata, Yoshinao : I Found a Small Autumn
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1955
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hirota, Ryutaro : Being Scolded
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dan, Ikuma : Autumn Field
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1929
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Yamada, Kosaku : Red Dragonfly
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1927
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kainuma, Minoru : Autumn in a Village
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Nakata, Yoshinao : I Talked with the Fog
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Yamada, Kosaku : Being Kept Waiting in Vain
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sugiyama, Haseo : An Outgoing Ship
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dan, Ikuma : Lullaby
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dan, Ikuma : Flowery Town
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1947
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hashimoto, Kunihiko : Mother's Song
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hirota, Ryutaro : Plover
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1920
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Yanada, Sada : Rain in Johga-Sima
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1913
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Nakata, Yoshinao : Over There, Over Yonder
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Fukui, Fumihiko : Dried Gourd Shavings
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hirai, Kozaburo : That Child, This Child
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hattori, Ryoichi : Suzhou Nocturne
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: by 1940
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Oanka, Megumi : An Old Road
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hirota, Ryutaro : Strolling around an Old Castle in Komoro
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1925
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Taki, Rentaro : The Moon Over a Ruined Castle
  • Performers: Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor); Natsuko Uchiyama (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1898
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio/Live: Studio