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by Rebecca Hartka Azusa Komiyama

A compilation of cello and piano works by numerous composers from around the world such as De Falla and Vaughan Williams who express a connection to the folk music traditions of their homeland.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Song of the Black Swan
3:08 album only
2. El Pano Moruno Popular Spanish Song Suite
2:07 album only
3. Nana Manuel Popular Spanish Song Suite
2:33 album only
4. Cancion Popular Spanish Song Suite
1:32 album only
5. Polo Popular Spanish Song Suite
1:22 album only
6. Asturiana Popular Spanish Song Suite
2:25 album only
7. Jota Popular Spanish Song Suite
3:26 album only
8. Russian Maiden’s Song
3:36 album only
9. Lovely on the Water (The Springtime of the Year) Six Studies in English Folk Song
1:54 album only
10. Spurn Point Six Studies in English Folk Song
1:17 album only
11. Van Dieman’s Land Six Studies in English Folk Song
1:56 album only
12. She Borrowed Some of Her Mother’s Gold Six Studies in English Folk Song
2:05 album only
13. The Lady and the Dragon Six Studies in English Folk Song
1:25 album only
14. As I Walked Over London Bridge Six Studies in English Folk Song
0:54 album only
15. Jewish Song (From Jewish Life No. 3)
2:44 album only
16. Sea in Springtime Calm
7:12 album only
17. Joc cu Bata Roumanian Folk Dances
1:22 album only
18. Braul Roumanian Folk Dances
0:34 album only
19. Pe Loc Roumanian Folk Dances
1:10 album only
20. Buciumeana Roumanian Folk Dances
0:49 album only
21. Poarca Romanesca Roumanian Folk Dances
0:35 album only
22. Maruntel Roumanian Folk Dances
1:07 album only
23. Le Grande Tango
11:39 album only


Album Notes
Enjoying both international and national recognition, cellist Rebecca
Hartka has been lauded as a "virtuosic and passionate" performer. In May
2009, Hartka made her international solo debut with the Saint-Saens cello
concerto in Vietnam and Thailand, during a three-week tour of Southeast
Asia, performing recitals in venues such as the American Embassy in Hanoi.
Her performance was reviewed by a local paper as "... no less than magical
and eloquent."

Active as a solo and chamber recitalist as well as concerto soloist, in
2009 Hartka appeared in the Exploring the Arts series, the 88 Keys series,
and the Jazz and More series, in addition to several solo and chamber
music tours across New England and Montana. Numerous other performances
include appearances in the SAPAS Performing Arts series, the Newton Free
Library series, as a featured soloist for Project Guggenheim's "The Art of
Compassion in a Time of War" and in such prestigious venues as the Boston
Athenaeum and the Boston Center for the Arts.

As an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cello, Rebecca taught at Montana
State University from 2007-2010, while also serving as the Assistant
Principal of the Bozeman Symphony and the Intermountain Opera Company.

As a four-year recipient of the Dean’s Scholar Award, Performance Award
and member of Phi Kappa Lambda (the National Music Honors Society) Hartka
earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello performance in 2007 and a MM
in 2002 at Boston University College of Fine Arts. She completed a
Bachelor of Arts in Cello Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory and
College. Her teachers have included Leslie Parnas, Rhonda Rider, Clive
Greensmith, Andor Toth, Peter Rejto, and Douglas Moore.

Internationally known soloist, collaborative pianist and educator, Ms.
Azusa Komiyama has performed as a concerto soloist with the Osaka,
Nishinomiya, and Kobe Symphony Orchestras in Japan, the Mahidol Wind
Symphony and the Mus’Art Wind Orchestra in Thailand and Singapore, and
with the Long Island University Wind Orchestra in New York, among others.

In demand as chamber recitalist, she appears regularly in Japan, United
States and Southeast Asia, collaborating with musicians such as Arnold
Borncamp and Vilomos Olah, and appearing in venues such as the American
Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2009, and the “President’s Arts Series” in
Bozeman, MT in 2009. Ms. Komiyama was a featured artists on the Emmy Award
winning Montana PBS Series, “11th & Grant with Eric Funk” in 2008, and in
2011, she will premiere Eric Funk’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Montana and
will release a CD recording with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.

From 2000-2006, Professor Komiyama was on the piano faculty at Mahidol
University Conservatory of Music in Thailand. Currently, she instructs
undergraduate keyboard courses at Montana State University (MSU) as an
adjunct instructor. She has adjudicated and given master classes in
Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket, Montana, and at the 7th Osaka International
Music Festival in Japan.

Ms. Komiyama attended Toho University, College of Music in Tokyo, Japan
and holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors in piano performance. She
has studied with pianists Kazuhiko Nakajima and Yuko Todoroki as sell as
French pianist, Dominique Merlet.



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