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Piano Transcriptions
Junichi Steven Sato, piano

UPC: 8-37101-05815-5
Price: US$16.98
(plus shipping and applicable sales tax)

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DESCRIPTION

Junichi Steven Sato's debut album of solo piano transcriptions features long-awaited recordings of his own transcriptions of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue and Liszt's Psalm XIII, not to mention a rare Cortot transcription of Franck's popular Sonata in A Major. Scroll down to listen to samples and find out where you can buy this compact disc!

Sato Music Editions' November 30, 2005 press release "New Piano Transcriptions Album Touches Upon Old and New" is available in portable document format (PDF). Click here to download a copy (64,735 bytes). In order to view PDF files, you must have a PDF viewer such as Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, freely available by following this link.

Sato's official biography can be found at the artist's web site.


REVIEWS

"Thrilling.... Up there with Katsaris and Wild for sheer pianistic derring-do and swirling multi-texturing."

—Julian Haylock, International Piano, March/April 2006

"Sato's playing is exquisite.... Very highly recommended."

—Rick Anderson, MLA Notes, December 2006

"Superb.... An impressive and ambitious program worthy of notice."

—David Blomenberg, MusicWeb International, March 2006


TRACK LISTING AND SAMPLES

Please note: The sample audio files on this site have been reduced in quality to maintain efficient download speeds, so some artifacts will be audible. Key to samples: "MP3-hi": high-bandwidth MP3; "MP3-lo": low-bandwidth MP3; "Real": RealMedia.

Track Description Timing
1

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor for Organ, BWV 582
Transcribed for piano solo by Junichi Steven Sato (b. 1973)

117-second excerpt from beginning: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]
83-second excerpt from end: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

13:35
2

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Psalm XIII ("Lord, how long wilt Thou forget me?"), S. 13
Transcribed for piano solo by Junichi Steven Sato

119-second excerpt from middle: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

23:13

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin (1886)
Transcribed for piano solo by Alfred Cortot (1877–1962)

29:31
3

1st movement: Allegretto ben moderato

108-second excerpt from beginning: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

6:27
4

2nd movement: Allegro

79-second excerpt from beginning: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

8:17
5

3rd movement: Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben Moderato

60-second excerpt from beginning: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

8:20
6

4th movement: Allegretto poco mosso

62-second excerpt from beginning: [ MP3-hi | MP3-lo | Real ]

6:12


WHERE TO BUY

This compact disc can be purchased at the following fine online retailers:

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Sorry, this item is not currently available through the Sato Music Editions online store.

Individual tracks are available through many online services, including the following (subject to change without notice):

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Printed scores of the works on this compact disc are published by J. S. Sato Music Editions:

Bach-Sato: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Liszt-Sato: Psalm XIII
Franck-Cortot: Sonata in A Major (in preparation)


SPECIFICATIONS

Release number: SME1001
UPC: 8-37101-05815-5
Suggested retail price: US$16.98
Format: Digital audio compact disc
Tracks: 6
Total playing time: 66:43
Booklet notes: In English
Release date: August 2, 2005


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