Thanks to the both of you
Tadao Sawai was a Koto master
who composed for the instrument.
Taka, (Falcon), is so almost painfully
beautiful I've been listening to it
constantly since I received the CD
collection of Japanese music that included
it two weeks ago, (because of one piece
I've gone ahead and ordered more music
by and done by him). The Japanese have
a long tradition of sabi, the poignancy of things,
the sense of transience of even the beautiful, and Taka
for me seems to convey Tadao Sawai’s sense of it.
There is a certain descending of notes he does that
almost breaks your heart for the falcon
and a devoted artist you never met
who died at 59.