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Purpose of the publication




Selection criteria for recorded pieces

  1. Performance of foreign composers works by Japanese musicians (recorded in Japan and/or overseas)
  2. Performance of Japanese composers works (recorded in Japan and/or overseas)
  3. Performance by foreign musicians who played an active role in Japan (recorded in Japan)
To look back on relations with Western music in Japan and the history of compositions and music performances, the Rohm Music Foundation published the Rohm Music Foundation CD Reproduction Series from SP (78 rpm) Records <Western Music in Japan 1923 to 1944> -from the Masataro Sugiura SP Record Collection- in February 2002 as part of its activities for music and culture.

Based on the same purpose, the Foundation this time will publish Rohm Music Foundation CD Reproduction Series from SP Records <A Selection of Japanese SP Reproductions of Excellent Recordings I to IV> by carefully selecting pieces to be recorded from SP records under the following basic criteria (SP records/sound source provided by Christopher N. Nozawa et al.). The selected SP records were recorded over about forty years from 1912 when Japan entered the dawn of the Western music record to 1952 when the production of SP records underwent a full-scale turning point to LP records.

The 64th National Arts Festival in 2009
by the Agency for Cultural Affairs


CD Reproduction Series from SP Records <Overview>


1. TitleRohm Music Foundation CD Reproduction Series from SP Records
<A Selection of Japanese SP Reproductions of Excellent Recordings I~IV>
2. Contents26 CDs (with description)
<I, II: 6 CDs (with description) in each set>
<III, IV: 7 CDs (with description) in each set>
[Number to be recorded pieces I:65, II:61, III:63, IV:89]
3. Time to be
    published
No.Time to be published
ISeptember 2004
IIJanuary 2006
III September 2007
IV May 2009
4. Number to be
    produced
4,000 sets (Japanese edition) and 200 sets (English edition) for each CD
5. Distribution
    methods
♦Distribution for free
<3,000 sets (Japanese edition) and 100 sets (English edition) for each CD>
They are distributed (donated) to music schools, public institutions (libraries, Library Centers, etc.) and the like.
♦Sale
<1,000 sets (Japanese edition) and 100 sets (English edition) for each CD>
We sell them at the reasonable actual cost of production and distribution
<list price 9,000 yen (incl. tax) for each CD>.
·Sales handled by Japan Sound Preservations, Inc. (Nihon Onsei Hozon)
Tel: 03-5561-9002, Fax: 03-5561-9004
http://www.onsei.co.jp
·Sales method1. Mail order
<separate packaging and shipping cost of 500 yen (incl. tax)>
2. Sale at record shops
6. Planning and
    publishing
Rohm Music Foundation
    SupportROHM CO., LTD.
    Originally     proposed byChristopher N. Nozawa
    SP records
    sound source
    provided by
Christopher N. Nozawa et al.
    Editor-at-largeBin Ebisawa
    EditorChristopher N. Nozawa, Morihide Katayama
    EngineerTadaatsu Arata
    Production·SaleJapan Sound Preservations, Inc. (Nihon Onsei Hozon)

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