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Discover all the beauty of the music from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata's Studio Ghibli films in this new original production for solo piano!
Based on the official piano scores of the original composer of the Studio Ghibli films, Joe Hisaishi, this album is an initiatory and virtuoso journey into the worlds of Miyazaki and Takahata, performed by pianist Nicolas Horvath, Steinway and Sons Artist, famous for being a first-class interpreter of composers such as Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy and Eric Satie.
The album contains tracks from all Studio Ghibli films composed by Joe Hisaishi, a complete horizon of the immortal work of the cult animation studio.
The vinyl edition includes 24 tracks on two discs inserted in a sumptuous gatefold sleeve.
WAYO-V023 (Summer 2023)
24 tracks, 2 discs, 33rpm
Black vinyl discs to preserve the piano sound quality
Composed and arranged by Joe Hisaishi
Performed by Nicolas Horvath
Original Illustration by George Howlett
Produced, published and distribued by Wayô Records
Officially licensed by Sony Music Publishing, Because Music, Warner Chappell
DISC 1 (39:24)
01 Fantasia for Nausicaä
02 The Road to the Valley
03 Confessions in the Moonlight
04 The Lost Paradise
05 The Wind Forest
06 My Neighbor Totoro
01 Kiki’s Delivery Service
02 Starting the Job
03 Heartbroken Kiki
04 Porco e Bella
06 Ashitaka and San
DISC 2 (41:26)
02 Princess Mononoke
03 One Summer’s Day
05 The Sixth Station
06 Merry-Go-Round of Life
01 Mother Sea
02 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
03 A Journey (A Dream of Flight)
04 Nahoko (An Unexpected Meeting
05 The Procession of Celestial Beings
06 When I Remember This Life