MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Somei Satoh

Composition Name: Lyra for 2 Harps, Perc., & St. Orch

Composition Date:                       1980 
Configuration:                         Orchestra
Featured Instrument:                   Harp
                                       Percussion
                                       String Orchestra
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                14'
Players:                               FLEX
Commissioned by:                       NHK Symphony, Kazuomi Kuroiwa
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       None
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Audio cassette
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           0
Number of Copies:                       1 

Recording Title:                       Resounding Sphere
Released:                              1991
Performers:                            Kenji Kobayashi, Masanobu Hirao, Sumiko Edo, Masaharu Kanda
Label Name:                            Fontec
Distributed By:                        Fontec
Recording Format:                      Compact Disc
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     A
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Item Number:                           FOCD 3128
Number of Copies:                       1 


American Premiere Venue:               Carnegie Hall
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             MFJ
American Premiere Date:                2/23/83
American Premiere Performers:          American Symphony Orchestra

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 Carnegie Hall
City:                                  New York City
Date:                                  
Performers:                            American Symphony Orchestra
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Concert:Schuller conducts New
Author/Critic:                         Japanese Music-Allen Hughes
Publication Date:                      2/24/83
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Lyra" is a slow-motion, minimalist work in which sounds fade
                                       in and out in the strings, and pitches sometimes move
                                       microtonally."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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