あこがれ Longing – Tadao Sawai (1972)

Some of Tadao Sawai’s early works were characterised by melancholic themes. However his wish was also to weave more uplifting melodies into his works. This particular piece shows this, though it retains passages that still reflect the darker side of his character. As he says himself the title “Longing” refers to his  objective to achieve a more positive outlook as a person.