Sarah Takagi | Lavender Bouquet

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Lavender Bouquet

by Sarah Takagi

Soothing, Soulful musical journey with the most beautiful romantic pieces written for the piano. For relaxation, healing, and pure enjoyment.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Waltz In B Minor
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2. Prelude In E Minor
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3. 'Danza De La Mosa Donosa'
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4. Zum Schuluss In C Major
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5. Intermezzo In A Major
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6. Venetian Gondola Song In F Sharp Minor
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7. Nocturne In C Sharp Minor
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8. Etude In C Sharp Minor
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9. 'Des Abends' In D Flat Major
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10. Arietta In E Flat Major
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11. No 5 In E Flat Major
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12. Intermezzo No 1 In E Flat Major
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lavender Bouquet is a compilation of 12 of the most beautiful romantic pieces written for the piano by master composers Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, and others.
It takes you on a musical journey which will soothe and relax you as critically acclaimed pianist Sarah Takagi performs each piece with deliberate choice of tempi, touch, and artistry which are carefully executed for the intention of healing and relaxation.

The musical/healing journey:

The journey begins with pieces written in the minor key, as it takes you on a slow, soothing journey of subtle shifting moods, reaching its emotional climax with piece #8 in the passionate C# minor etude by Scriabin. Immediately following is a smooth, enharmonic transition to the serenely blissful D flat major “Abends” by Schumann. With the shift into the major mode, the final four pieces envelop the listener in a new musical horizon of brighter hue, light, and quiet joy. With our hearts nourished and our spirits awakened, we anchor into the quiet harbor of the concluding intermezzo by Brahms which begins with the quote: “ Sleep my child, sleep . . . ”


The special healing energy of the CD:

This CD has been recorded on a 9ft Steinway grand piano which has been blessed with Reiki symbols and healing energy by the pianist, who is also a Reiki master. The CD brings you the sound from Boston’s Jordan hall, internationally celebrated for its most perfect natural acoustics.



About Pianist Sarah Takagi:

Pianist Sarah Takagi made her debut at age 11 with a Mozart concerto. Since then, she has performed a wide variety of concerti ranging from traditional works by Bach, Beethoven, to modern works by Prokofiev and Gershwin with such renowned conductors as Carl St. Clair and Pascal Verrot. Her recent performance of the Grieg Concerto was described as “Riveting, electric and powerful” (Melrose Free Press) and received an unprecedented standing ovation from a full house of 800 people immediately following the first movement.

As a winner of many competitions including the national title at the MTNA auditions, the Beethoven Society competition, and the Janet Gates Peckham international prize, she has performed numerous concerts in the United States, Canada, and Japan at such prestigious venues as the John F. Kennedy Center, Carnegie Recital hall, and Boston’s Jordan hall.
She has been seen and heard on national television and on the radio across the country.

As a recital soloist, she is known for her programs based on spirituality, frequently performing works by Messiaen, Scriabin, and her signature piece, the Bach-Busoni Chaconne. Her recent faculty recital at New England Conservatory’s celebrated Jordan hall titled “ To Infinity and Beyond: Music for the Soul” received an enthusiastic response from the audience: “ I am still flying in space from your gifts last night. Everyone I spoke with felt, like I do, you and your work are extraordinary. . . your performance was filled with Spirit and the vibrations touched the entire planet and beyond. . . ”

As a chamber musician, she performs frequently with many local musicians and ensembles including the critically acclaimed Radius Ensemble where her performance in the Brahms trio was voted “Audience Favorite”. In 1999, she and Longy faculty cellist Michael Bonner founded Duo Pianticella where they gave numerous performances in the New England area. Their live broadcast performance of the Rachmaninov sonata was selected as one of the top command performances on WGBH radio.

Sarah is a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music Extension and a former faculty member of Wellesley College.


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Donna Galloway

Lavender Bouquet
Thanks Sarah for making such lovely music to soothe the soul, you have a wonderful gift. I will play your cd in my healing practice and I know it will just enhance the sessions, my clients will love it! Donna Galloway, LCMT, energy/sound healer

Archibald Edwards

Lavender Bouquet
The playing of the piano on this CD has a soulful, meditative quality to it that I found quite soothing and nourishing, as if Ms. Takagi were imbuing every note with a Reiki/medicinal kind of aura!

Robert

Disturbed playing.
I could never heal with this kind of playing. Destroying the music, doesn't heal.

Gail Green

Lavendar Bouquet
Magical - actually mesmerizing! I plan on buying several copies of Sarah Takagi's "Lavendar Bouquet" as gifts, when they come in. I don't even have any musical background to fully appreciate all the technical perfection; I just know how wonderful it "feels" - and that's worth sharing. Gail Green, Realtor

Sara Petrasso

Clinical Psychology Ph. D. Student
A moment's relaxation at the end of a hectic day is an absolute sanity saver for a busy grad student such as myself, especially living amidst the noise & chaos of New York City! There is nothing quite as soothing as coming home after a long day, playing "Lavendar Bouquet" and sipping a glass of wine! Bravisima!!

Steven Schatz

psychotherapist, musician
Sarah's touch is healing, uplifting and masterful. Upon listening to "Lavender Bouquet" one's consciousness is soothed, one's spirit is refined. Brilliant, gentle, and quietly passionate. I recommend "Lavender Bouquet" for all occasions.

janet craswell


Sarah's musical offering is such a joy! As a pianist, I can fully appreciate the expertise that is evident in each lovely phrase of music. Perhaps more important, though, is the spirit of love and peace that flows throughout this music. Sarah's Lavender Bouquet will hold a special place in our music library. We will look forward to sharing this beautiful gift with our family and friends. Thank you, Sarah!

shvarts shifra


I heard the CD and its a wonderful calming and relaxation music,I listend to it during my driving and it was facinating how it reduce my tention and even reduce my speed..., its a wonderful CD and recommended to all people who are looking for relaxation. You can listen to it over and over and its still touching, The pianist performance is unique and the music is clear and bright. Its a great CD.

Christine Soroka

musician
This is the most gorgeous, relaxing piano music anyone would appreciate. This music gets to the core of the soul. Perfect selections transition beautifully from one to the next. So beautiful you are disappointed when it is over. Thank you for sharing your soul Sarah. You have enriched mine.

eu27music

Lavender Bouquet
Rare is such integrity which co-habits with such discreetly explosive musicality! This CD shall travel throughout Europe and then further in no time. Congratulations!
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