[Special Set] Kitaro Soundtrack Set (4 CDs)
Premium Kitaro Soundtrack Series
This soundtrack set includes:
- Impressions Of The West Lake (2009)
- 442 - Live With Honor, Die With Dignity- Soundtrack (2010)
- Toyo's Camera -Japanese American History during WWII- Soundtrack (2009)
- The Soong Sisters (2002)
Impressions Of The West Lake
52nd GRAMMY NOMINEE BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Impressions Of The West Lake is a modern day opera conceived and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower), the visionary artist behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The production is highlighted by music composed by the Grammy and Golden Globe Award winning artist Kitaro. This pairing of East-meets-West is a rare combination of two artists at the peak of their creative talents.
442 - Live With Honor, Die With Dignity- Soundtrack
The second installment of the Japanese American trilogy directed by Junichi Suzuki “442-Live with Honor, Die with Dignity-“. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was a segregated unit formed by the United States Military. This U.S. Army regiment, composed mainly of Japanese American soldiers, became one of the most decorated units for its size and length of service in the history of the United States Military.
Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions, with their crescendos of passion and oases of serenity dramatically intertwines a powerful and vivid sphere of consciousness to this riveting chapter of Japanese American History during World War II. Also included on this disc is dialogue from the film, including current U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, George Takei, decorated veterans and Medal Of Honor Recipents.
Toyo's Camera -Japanese American History during WWII- Soundtrack
Toyo's Camera is a collaboration of world-renowned artists including Photographers: Toyo Miyatake, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Musicians: Kitaro, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) and Film Director: Junichi Suzuki.
While cameras were prohibited in interment camps, there was one photographer who smuggled in a lens and built a camera with it, to capture life behind barbed wires. That photographer was Toyo Miyatake. Toyo's photographs of the internment camp captures the compelling stories of Japanese Americans in the feature documentary "TOYO'S CAMERA: Japanese American History during WWII."
Coupled with Toyo's photographs is the music of world-renowned Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning artist, Kitaro. Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions, with their crescendos of passion and oases of serenity dramatically add energy to this film and Toyo's photographs. The music and photography intertwine a powerful and vivid sphere of consciousness to this riveting chapter of Japanese American History during World War II.
The Soong Sisters
Inspired by and written for the controversial Chinese film, The Soong Sisters, Kitaro's score features rich dynamic performances of orchestra colored by traditional eastern instruments. Based on the lives of three sisters who grew up in the tumult of China's struggles with communism and nationalism, The Soong Sisters is also a story of family, love and religion. With the help of Randy Miller, who conducts the remarkable performances of the Northwest Sinfonia, the rich sounds of the orchestra compliment Kitaro's arrangements with magnificent and intense beauty.
As the follow-up to the Golden Globe winning masterpiece, Heaven and Earth, Kitaro returns to film music with an enchanting and haunting score that captures the sentiment of early 20th Century China.