MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Somei Satoh

Composition Name: The Heavenly Spheres are Illuminated by Light

Composition Date:                       1979 
Configuration:                         Vocal
Featured Instrument:                   Soprano (voice)
                                       Piano Forte
                                       Percussion
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                12'
Players:                               3
Commissioned by:                       Fumiko Takemae
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

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

Recording Title:                       Litania
Released:                              1986
Label Name:                            New Albion
Recording Format:                      Record Album
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             C
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   A
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     A
Solo/Compilation:                      S
Item Number:                           NA-003
Number of Copies:                       1 


American Premiere Venue:               Asia Society
American Premiere City:                New York
American Premiere Sponsor:             MFJ
American Premiere Date:                12/7/84
American Premiere Performers:          Lise Messier, Margaret Leng Tan,Moersch
Name of Publisher:                     ONT Contemporary Japanese Music Series
Name of Publisher:                     Japan Federation of Composers
Origin (American/Japanese):            J
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Concert of New Mus. of Jap.&US
Author/Critic:                         Tim Page
Publication Date:                      12/11/84
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              ..a gorgeous, Wagnerian exaltation of a seventh chord, score
                                       for soprano, percussion, piano and echo chamber.....
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Music: Somei Satoh Works
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      3/2/87
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              Lise Messier, the soprano in The Heavenly Spheres are Illuminated
                                       by Lights handled hers beautifully.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           San Francisco Chronicle
Title:                                 Meditations from Japan
Author/Critic:                         Joshua Kosman
Publication Date:                      3/20/88
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              The music evokes a host of musical echoes and associations while
                                       maintaining a distinctive character of its own.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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