“My Favorite Things” is one of the most famous and widely recognized songs from composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s Broadway musical and Hollywood film “The Sound of Music.” The often-heard standard, much beloved in Japan, long ago became a permanent fixture of the cultural scene.
Here is a breathtaking original Nobuyuki Mizuoka composition that is the seventh track on his 2009 album “Life.” Mizuoka-san has a bottomless creative capability that may very well catapult him to great heights as an international-caliber composer-arranger. And how wonderful it would be for that to happen in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!!
This melody was written and performed by Pianist-Composer Nobuyuki Mizuoka and released on his 2009 album “旅人星 (Tabibitoboshi ー Wanderer’s Star).” To illustrate the live performance in this video, I used a number of my photographs of scenes taken during the height of the cherryblossom season in Hibiya Park, Tokyo.🌸 The weeping cherry trees are particularly glorious!