A to Z: M is for Hajime Mizoguchi

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0 It’s day 13 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) throughout the month of April. For this challenge, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).

Today’s composer is Hajime Mizoguchi (b.1960 ).


Mozoguchi is a Japanese cellist and composer. He turned to composing after having a bad auto accident when he was 22. Since then done over 20 albums and composed extensively for film. I love the way this piece starts out with a solo cello and a beautiful melody. Not too crazy about the middle where it gets sort of “Soundtrack-like,” but then it returns to the wonderful melody.

Noise Man By Hajime Mizoguchi

The composer’s Wikipedia page Hajime Mizoguchi

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8 Responses to A to Z: M is for Hajime Mizoguchi

  1. kvennarad says:

    Did you know that his given name – Hajime – means ‘beginning’?

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    • kurtnemes says:

      In Japanese or Gaelic?

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      • kvennarad says:

        In the Japanese.

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      • kurtnemes says:

        Do you speak Japanese? Are you a fan of Haiku?

        The butterfly
        perfuming its wings
        fans the orchid
        ― Matsuo Basho,

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      • kvennarad says:

        I don’t speak Japanese… well only a few words (one of which is ‘hajime’) and phrases. I have been writing haiku and senryu for many years. Some of the ‘fragments’ on my blog are actually haiku. In an exercise in 2008, I wrote some lines further to Basho’s famous ‘plop’ haiku. One haiku:

        ripples spread out
        the pool remembers
        a frog was here

        and one senryu:

        ripples splat out
        the frog remembers
        a pool was here

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      • kurtnemes says:

        Sublime. Haiku speaks to me in an emotional way no other poetry does despite being in translation and therefore missing the syllabic structure of Japanese. Do you know Blythe’s 4 volume collection organized by season? Spring is my favorite volume and spring is my favorite character in Japanese calligraphy.

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      • kvennarad says:

        I don’t read a lot of haiku, but then I don’t read a lot of any poetry. I don’t want my own material to become imitative.

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