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Java: Court Gamelan

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    This is the first in a three-part series documenting the Indonesian gamelan tradition of the four princely courts of the neighboring cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Although only 37 miles apart, the two cities developed an intense stylistic rivalry in the 18th century after their political separation. At the turn of the 20th century, however, intermarriage between formerly competing political families kindled exchange between the two styles, resulting in the sound that is today associated with the Paku Alaman court, which is featured here. This recording represents one of the major classical traditions of Eastern art music.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    From the Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta
    Directed by K.R.T. Wasitodipuro

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Originally released in 1971
    Recorded in Java by Robert E. Brown
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
    Design: Doyle Partners
    Cover Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
    Additional Photographs: Danielle Diffloth

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2003 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79719

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 (All day)
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Explorer Series: Indonesia
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UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597971927BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
081227781262
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

This is the first in a three-part series documenting the Indonesian gamelan tradition of the four princely courts of the neighboring cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Although only 37 miles apart, the two cities developed an intense stylistic rivalry in the 18th century after their political separation. At the turn of the 20th century, however, intermarriage between formerly competing political families kindled exchange between the two styles, resulting in the sound that is today associated with the Paku Alaman court, which is featured here. This recording represents one of the major classical traditions of Eastern art music.

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This is the first in a three-part series documenting the Indonesian gamelan tradition of the four princely courts of the neighboring cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. While the cities were once intense stylistic rivals, intermarriage between formerly competing political families kindled exchange between them, resulting in the sound that is now associated with the Paku Alaman court featured here.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
From the Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta
Directed by K.R.T. Wasitodipuro

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Originally released in 1971
Recorded in Java by Robert E. Brown
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
Additional Photographs: Danielle Diffloth