I first hear it from j.williams early 80s recording, was a fantastic piece, show case of harmonic, pizzicato, and tremolo etc..,
However after i had read the score, this is the piece i start dislike JW...
Mainly because he did't play the 3rd variation..
For me(personally), the 3rd v, feel most like japanese tradition intrument music..
Expeciallty Yocoh use the specially arrangement of minor 2nd interval, by placing them of different string, like the starting part c note on the 3rd string, but the b note on the 2nd string, mean the lower string sound higher than the higher string, creating the effect of japanese music tone..
Also the appergios of the 3rd line, e note 1st string open, but the f note on 2nd string, very beautiful arrangement.
Just don't know why JW didn't play it....
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