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Goro Yamaguchi

Goro Yamaguchi

Goro Yamaguchi


Goro Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi Goro 山口五郎, 1933-1999) was a Japanese shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) player, known for his musicality, phrasing, impeccable technique (and modesty) in solo and ensemble performances. He headed the Chikumeisha shakuhachi guild and became a world-famous Japanese performer and teacher. In 1967-68 he was appointed Artist in Residence at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut (USA). While at Wesleyan, Nonesuch Explorer Series recorded his "Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky" LP Read more on Last.fm
Goro Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi Goro 山口五郎, 1933-1999) was a Japanese shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) player, known for his musicality, phrasing, impeccable technique (and modesty) in solo and ensemble performances. He headed the Chikumeisha shakuhachi guild and became a world-famous Japanese performer and teacher. In 1967-68 he was appointed Artist in Residence at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut (USA). While at Wesleyan, Nonesuch Explorer Series recorded his "Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky" LP, an influential first recording of shakuhachi in the US. NASA included one honkyoku from that LP, "Tsuru No Sugomori," (Nesting of Cranes) on the Voyager Golden Record which was sent into space.

In 1992, the Japanese government designated Yamaguchi a Living National Treasure (Ningen Kokuhô). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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