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A Concert of Classical Chinese Music by The Flowing Stream Ensemble (Dec. 1, 1972)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 72 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

A program of traditional Chinese classical music, introduced by Charles Amirkhanian. It was recorded as a live concert given on December 1, 1972 at 1750 Arch St. in Berkeley California, and is one of the earliest live broadcasts from 1750 Arch, in what was to be a long running series on KPFA. The Ensemble is led by Betty and Shirley Wong, and is composed of San Francisco Bay Area performers. After the music Charles talks with Betty and Shirley Wong, and Winston Wu about the ensemble and the response that this type of music typically gets from Western audiences.

Musical Selections:  The Jade Beauty / [20th century, Cantonese] -- Palace Lantern Dance / [14th to 17th century, Northern China] -- Flying Partridge / [14th century, Northern China] -- Ascending the Tower / [18th century] -- Fisherman’s Song / [19th century, Cantonese, Southern China] -- Buddhist Prayer / [14th century] -- Drunken Fisherman / [14th century] -- Thunder in Hot Summer / [19th century, Cantonese] -- Drunken Beauty / [19th century, Cantonese, Southern China] -- Celestial Guests [from K’un drama] / [14th century, Northern China] -- Autumn Meditation [from “Song of the Frontier”] / [1st century BC] -- Butterflies Among Flowers / Liu Man Sing [20th century] -- Spinning Damsel & Herd-boy Grieve at Being Separated / [19th century] -- Variations on Hsin Shui Ling (1925) / Liu Tien-Hua -- Golden Snake Dance / [18th century]
Performers:  Flowing Stream Ensemble:
Bruce Bartholomew
Robert Birch
Bill Douglas
Noel Jukes
Winston Wu
Shirley Wong
Therese Bartholomew
Betty Wong
Di Chung
Sybl Chickenmint
Leo Lew
Genre:  World Music
Subject:  World music; Music -- China
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Liu, Man Sing; Liu, Tianhua, 1895-1932; Bartholomew, Bruce; Birch, Robert; Douglas, Bill; Jukes, Noel; Wu, Winston; Wong, Shirley; Bartholomew, Therese; Wong, Betty; Chung, Di ; Chickenmint, Sybl; Lew, Leo
Recording Date:  12/1/1972
First Broadcast Date:  12/1/1972
 
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