Katana (2008)(5:00) for Violin. Copyright © Mihai Popean, 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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Popean, Mihai. Katana Op. 9 No. 3 (2008) (5:00) for violin solo.

Program notes

Katana is the third in a series of meditations for violin solo (Sakura 2002, Athos 2004). It is inspired by the fascinating spiritual path of the warrior, in this case the spiritual warrior.  Historically, a katana is a type of Japanese sword renowned for its extraordinary sharpness and cutting ability. The samurai, living by the highly regarded codes of honor, loyalty and warrior virtues (Bushido) considered katana to be the source of the warrior spirit and meant to him more than any other earthly possession.


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