Snowflakes Are Dancing

January 11, 2000 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 30, 1973
  • Release Date: January 11, 2000
  • Label: High Performance
  • Copyright: (P)1974, 1976 BMG Entertainment
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  • Total Length: 51:51
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  • ASIN: B0014LRMB4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,398 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Firebird is one of Tomita's best CDs.
Jeff N
It's a classic album of great music with a unique presentation.
Mike Rogers
If you're looking for chill out music, this is it!
Jeffrey Levy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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In Tomita's music I have found serene beauty, relaxation, landscapes of wonder, mysterious spaces, thrilling excitement, inspiration, and some fun. He creates his music with more depth, color, imagery, feeling, and thought than any other synthesized music I have ever heard.

The big box set of all 11 CDs has finally been released! The current price is expensive. But considering that a number of Tomita CDs are $29 to $100 minimum, and all the CDs in the box (and only the box) have been remastered, it is almost a bargain! Well, almost. So here is my list, improved and updated for accuracy (April 2008)... As a person who started collecting Tomita and lots of other electronic music when I was 19 in 1979, plus the original symphony orchestra versions of the classical music that Tomita used, I hope you consider me qualified to create the following list of Tomita albums and review them as well.

Note on the 1991 Surround Sound CDs of the first five albums: No matter how good the stereo equipment, for some reason, the sound meant for the rear channels almost completely disappears. So, if you prefer more balanced sound, other releases may be better.

SNOWFLAKES ARE DANCING 1974
(11 Debussy pieces)
Some say Snowflakes is Tomita's best CD. I think it is in his top three. I love the range of styles in this album, the relaxing beauty, the depth of colors. The Snowflakes album is very enjoyable.

The newly remastered High Performance CD is audiophile quality and adds Prelude To The Afternoon of a Faun also by Debussy.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 1975 (Mussorgsky)
This is definitely one of Tomita's best. For this album he created some of the most unusual, high quality electronic sounds ever heard.
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By JThomasAlbert on March 14, 2012
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I was, like many people, first introduced to Tomita through the PBS program "Star Hustler with Jack Horkheimer." Back in the 1980s, I was a geeky kid who spent Saturday nights staying up late playing games on his Commodore 64 and watching vintage episodes of "Doctor Who" on the local PBS affiliate. Hard as it may be to believe today, TV stations in those days actually went off the air for several hours every night. "Star Hustler" was always the final show of the broadcast day. Jack Horkheimer would tell us all about when and where to locate the wonders of the heavens in the coming week while Tomita's haunting rendition of DeBussy's "Arabesque No. 1" played in the background. The song became a signal to me that I had explored enough dungeons, blasted enough aliens and it was time to go to bed.

Today, "Star Hustler" has become "Star Gazers." It's no longer hosted by the dearly departed Mr. Horkheimer and has adopted all-new theme music. The local PBS affiliate is on the air 24/7 and doesn't have "Star Gazers" or "Doctor Who" on their schedule. I am too old and broken down to stay up past ten PM anymore, anyway. Tomita's "Arabesque No.1" on this album still makes for an excellent lullaby, however.

Tomita pioneered electronic music, particularly "space music", an ambient sound that easily conjures images of stars, planets and whirling galaxies in the mind of the listener. This, Tomita's first album, is an excellent example of the genre and Tomita's work.
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I bought this album back in the mid 70s when Allison Steele played it on WNEW FM here in NYC. Great redo of Debussy's classics done in the way Walter Carlos did Switched on Bach. What we called "Head Music" was way better than disco! I wore out the first album and bought another along with Tomita's "The Planets".
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It's a classic album of great music with a unique presentation.
We own the vinyl, and an early snow had me looking for a digital copy of the title track.

If you like Debussy, and you enjoy well produced synthesizer music, you'll love this.
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By KYLE KINCAID on November 25, 2014
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I love this guys music! If you are skeptical then listen to a song on youtube. I never buy s*** I can download but I have to support this artist
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