A Legendary koto musician, blind performer, composer, innovator of traditional Japanese music, and essayist, too. Learned not only koto but also Western music, he had become an innovative composer and performer of koto, as well as inventor of 17 string koto, which has 13 strings traditionally though. He created new classics of koto, Shakuhachi, and Voice solo, duo, trio, or chamber ensembles.
Here is the contents translated by the Reviewer:
1. 春の海 Spring Ocean, accompanied by French Violinist Renee Chemet 2. 水の変態 Changing Forms of Water 3. 秋の調べ Tune of Fall 4. 瀬音 Sound of Stream 5. さくら変奏曲 "Sakura" Variation, based on a classic named "Cherry" 6. ロンドンの夜の雨 Rain in London Night 7. 六段 6 Forms of Music, a classic by Yatsuhashi Kengyo 八橋検校 8. 末の契 Promise in Future Life 9. 秋風の曲（前弾) Music of Fall Wind (former half)
Recorded before, and after WW II, here is a to-the-point selection of Miyagi Michio. Especially his most important composition 1. 'Spring Ocean' is performed with famous French Violinist Chemet. Tempo is faster a little and Miyagi devices effective staccato compared with original shakuhachi version bellow. 2. 'Changing Forms of Water' is his debut composition when he was 14 years old living in Incheon, Korea. Famous koto classical 7. '6 Forms of Koto' is involved. Plus, short piece 6. 'Rain in London Night,' composed in London almost in improvisation was broadcast immediately by BBC.