ABC Classics’s new album by pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska: “One Summer’s Day: Studio Ghibli favourites for solo piano by Joe Hisaishi” debuts on ARIA Classical Charts at no.1!
From ARIA Award-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska comes this exquisite new album of music by Joe Hisaishi, whose enchanting scores have graced so many beloved Studio Ghibli films.
Hisaishi’s lovingly detailed musical depictions of fantasy worlds bursting with imagination are expressed here in the composer’s own arrangements for solo piano. ‘The piano is very sensitive,’ says Hisaishi. ‘It sings the melody line, and the screen world comes alive much more easily.’
This album features some of Hisaishi’s best-loved tunes, with classics from Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbour Totoro and more. Wistful and quirky, soaring and epic, yet at the same time compassionate and profoundly moving, this is an album that speaks directly to the human heart.
Pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska has been struck by the music’s strong message of hope. ‘It’s about passion and individuality and resilience, telling stories that inspire us and open up possibilities.’ Relive the magic of these cinema classics and be transported by these captivating performances from one of Australia’s most acclaimed pianists.