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Concert for the 57th Esperanto Conference

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 77 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

A recording of a concert given in honor of the members of the 57th Esperanto Conference. The concert begins with the “Pampeana No. 1,” by Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera. This is followed by four pieces of Chinese classical music performed by the Chinese Classical Music Ensemble of Lou Harrison, William Colvig and Richard Dee. They are "The Triple Refrain at Lang Kwan Pass," a 9th century piece attributed to Wang Way, a Buddhist chant from a 13th century opera, a 20th century piece known by its Esperanto title "Monologo de la Resanigulo" by Lju Tjen Hua, and a popular piece " Five Glories to the Buddha.” These are followed by the world premiere of three pieces written for the gamelan, "Cakono por Violono kun Gamelano " by Richard Dee and Lou Harrison, "La Kvar Patronoj de la Palestro" by Richard Dee, and "La Koro Sutro" by Lou Harrison. This concert was held in Knuth Hall on the campus of San Francisco State University on August 11, 1972.

Musical Selections:  Pampeana No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1947) / Alberto Ginastera -- The Triple Refrain at Lang Kwan Pass / Wang Way -- Buddhist Chant -- Monologo de la Resanigulo / Lju Tjen Hua -- Five Glories to the Buddha -- Cakono por Violono kun Gamelano / Richard Dee & Lou Harrison -- La Kvar Patronoj de la Palestro / Richard Dee -- La Koro Sutro [a setting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra in Esperanto] (1972) / Lou Harrison
Performers:  Lauren Jakey, violin (Pampeana)
Mona Sills, piano (Pampeana
Lou Harrison (Chinese music)
William Colvig (Chinese music)
Richard Dee (Chinese music)
Lauren Jakey, violin (Cakono)
Donald Cobb, conductor (Cakono)
Richard Dee, conductor (La Kvar)
Lauren Jakey, violin (Koro)
Donald Cobb, conductor (Koro)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Music -- China; World music; Ethnic music; New music; Violin and piano music; Violin with gamelan; Choruses with gamelan; Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Jakey, Lauren ; Sills, Mona; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Colvig, William ; Dee, Richard; Ginastera, Alberto, 1916-1983; Cobb, Donald
Recording Date:  8/11/1972
First Broadcast Date:  11/30/1972
 
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