MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Tadao Sawai

Composition Name: Garan (Buddhist Temple)

Composition Date:                       1982 
Configuration:                         Small Ensemble
Featured Instrument:                   Shakuhachi
                                       Koto
Japanese Instrument(s):                Y
Length:                                N/A
Players:                               2
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y


American Premiere Venue:               Terrace Theatre, KC
American Premiere City:                Washington, DC
American Premiere Sponsor:             Music From Japan, Inc.
American Premiere Date:                1/30/91
American Premiere Performers:          Hozan Yamamoto, Tadao Sawai

Other Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
Other Premiere City:                   New York
Other Premiere Sponsor:                MFJ
Other Premiere Date:                   2/2/91
Other Premiere Performers:             H. Yamamoto, T. Sawai
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 East-West Mix in Recital
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      2/7/91
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "Garan" introduced motion and climax into the static, almost
                                       breathless world of Japanese music.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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