Thursday, December 6, 2007

Nodame Cantabile, MUST watch for classical and orchestra music lovers

Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ, Nodame Kantābire) is a manga by Tomoko . It received the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for shojo and has been licenced in North America by Del Rel Manga. In Japan it already received two adaptations to TV, a live-action drama which aired in 2006 and an anime series which aired in 2007. A game based on the manga was announced for the Nintendo, for release in spring 2007.

Shinichi Chiaki, born into a musical family,is the top piano student at the Momogaoka College of Music and an excellent violinist, but Chiaki doesn't care about playing these instruments as much as he dreams of someday being a conducter. Chiaki, however, has several deeply rooted fears of travelling, so find himself "trapped" in Japan. Because he's trapped, Chiaki starts to question exactly how far he can possibly go in music, especially when he's passed over again and again by others he believes less worthy of musical scholarship and fame

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for a "ham" looking fellow, passed over for a chance to go overseas, and removed from his star spot in the piano competition because he walked out on his piano instructor, Chiaki is at his limit. This is when he meets Nodame, or Megumi Noda. Nodame is a free — and filthy — spirit who reminds Chiaki that music can be fun, an extremely talented pianist who wants to be a kindergarten teacher, she prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music scoreand what drew him to be a conductor in the first place. In learning how to deal with Nodame, Chiaki learns how to deal with others. Chiaki begins to realize what is possible for him, even within the country of Japan……. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.


I personally like this drama very much, one would never expect such a great drama from the idea of music and orchestra. It influenced me alot on orchestra and symphony band, of how great and grant it is. This drama shows how hard is it to actually to be at the top of music. THrough this drama too, i got to approached more GREAT SUPERB symphony songs like Beethoven symphony no.7 and Gerwin's Rhasopdy in blue which are the 2 symphony i love the most. It totally change my mind on spending the money to go listen to orchestra!! NOW i even long to go hear those great showcase from Malaysia Philharmornic Orchestra (MPO)!! Besides that, this drama has alot of funny character. It's animation and manga are also famous. Haha, i like the orhestra playing part so much that i rewatch that "special orchestra" performances a few time, haha.


If you enjoy the music in Nodame Cantabile as much as I do you will want to be sure and download at least two soundtracks that I've found.

Orchestra Du Nodame Live OST
1.) Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - 1st Movement (Nodame Orchestra Version)
2.) Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - 4th Movement (Nodame Orchestra Version)
3.) Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 - 1st Movement (Timpani - Get Out Version)
4.) Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (Piano Version)
5.) Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 in c-
6.) Mozart - Oboe Concerto - 1st Movement
7.) Brahms - Symphony No. 1 - 1st Movement
8.) Brahms - Symphony No. 1 - 4th Movement
9.) Sarasate - Carmen Fantasy
10.) Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 - 4th Movement (Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra - under DePriest)
11.) Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (Ending Version)

1.) Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 - 2nd Movement (Nodame Version)
2.) Mozart - Piano Sonata in D+ for Two K.448 (Don't make a mistake after the second bar!! = first GYABO!! = )
3.) Mozart - Piano Sonata in D+ for Two K.448 - 1st Movement
4.) Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Queen of the night's Aria (song)
5.) Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 Opus 24 "Spring" - 1st Movement (Mine and Nodame version: the joy and lightning of the shining youth)
6.) Beethoven - Violion Sonata No. 5 Opus 24 "Spring" - 1st Movement
7.) Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 Piano Version - From the first movement (Nodame Version)
8.) Bach - Violin Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major BMWV1005 - 2nd Movement (Sara Band??)
9.) Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 in c- Piano Duet version - From the 1st Movement (Nodame & Chiaki Version)
10.) Chopin - Etude Op.10-4 in A flat major (Nodame's Etude)
11.) Debussy - Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
12.) Stravinsky - Three movements from Petroushka - 1st Movement: Russian Dance (??)
13.) Schubert - Piano Sonata No.16 - 1st Movement
14.) Mozart - Piano Sonata in D+ for Two K.448 - 1st Movement (Chiaki and Nodame Version)

Track Listing copied from the D-addicts post.

Here's a view of the lovely piano bag use in the drama!! You can actually order it, but duno where to order :P

Another jap drama MUST WATCH!!

Here's the live orchestra.....listen!!!