Here are notes for the tracks of "Masaaki Wada Piano Works".
1. Musical Gift
Composed on Sept. 24, 2011. Commissioned by soprano singer Ms. Reiko Nakagawa, I composed this tune as an opening theme of the FM Hi-Ho program "Musical Gift". The original song title was "Song Gift". I am putting my feeling on top of this song, and sending it to you...
2. China Girl
Composed on March 14, 2009. Based on motifs I had been developing since around 2007, I composed woodwind trio version and piano version at the same time. The short interlude discords are unforgettable once you listen to it.
Composed on Aug. 8, 2008. I also composed woodwind trio version and piano version of this tune simultaneously. This is the third movement of Suite "The Elementals".
4. La Marcha De Los Perros
Composed on May 7, 2009. The chromatic progression of the bass moving as if ignoring the chords is like a dog loitering left and right while tugging its keeper.
Composed on Jan. 18, 2012. This tune is made of one-pattern phrase. Stop thinking. Onward!
6. Canon II
Composed on Jan. 24, 2009. This is a canon where three voices chase one another. At times the three voices merge together forming chords, and then they split again into three melody lines.
7. Canon III
Composed on Apr. 30, 2009. This canon makes a pair with the Canon II above.
8. Silver Moon
Composed on Feb. 22, 2012. In this waltz, I was particular about "being pianistic". I composed it on the occasion of our silver wedding, and gave it to my wife as a present.