17 lyrics of Li Po

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17 lyrics of Li Po 37:45 $11.98
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1 The Long Departed Lover [Harry Partch] 1:34 $1.49 Buy
2 On the City Street [Harry Partch] 0:42 $1.49 Buy
3 Air Encounter in the Field [Harry Partch] 0:57 $1.49 Buy
4 The Intruder [Harry Partch] 1:18 $1.49 Buy
5 On Ascending the Sin-Ping Tower [Harry Partch] 1:51 $1.49 Buy
6 In the Springtime on the South Side of the Yangtze Kiang [Harry Partch] 3:36 $1.49 Buy
7 The Night of Sorrow [Harry Partch] 1:50 $1.49 Buy
8 On Hearing the Flute in the Yellow Crane House [Harry Partch] 2:02 $1.49 Buy
9 On Hearing the Flute at Lo-Cheng One Spring Night [Harry Partch] 1:50 $1.49 Buy
10 A Dream [Harry Partch] 5:53 $1.49 Buy
11 On Seeing Off Meng Hao-Jan [Harry Partch] 2:29 $1.49 Buy
12 On the Ship of Spice-wood [Harry Partch] 3:13 $1.49 Buy
13 With a Man of Leisure [Harry Partch] 1:13 $1.49 Buy
14 A Midnight Farewell [Harry Partch] 1:53 $1.49 Buy
15 Before the Cask of Wine [Harry Partch] 2:56 $1.49 Buy
16 By the Great Wall [Harry Partch] 2:07 $1.49 Buy
17 I Am a Peach Tree [Harry Partch] 2:21 $1.49 Buy

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Composer, theorist, inventor of musical instruments, and one of the most colorful characters of 20th century music, Harry Partch (1901-1974) broke with Western tradition and forged a new music based on a more primal, corporeal integration of the elements of speech, rhythm and performance using the intrinsic music found in the spoken word, the principles of acoustic resonance and just-intonation.

The Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po was composed between 1931 and 1933 and is among Partch's earliest extant compositions. They were composed for Intoning Voice and Partch's Adapted Viola, a hybrid instrument consisting of a cello neck grafted onto the body of a viola, its open strings sounding one octave below the violin. Partch used texts from the eighth century Chinese poet, Li Po.

This is the first recording of all seventeen of Partch's Lyrics of Li Po.

Baritone Stephen Kalm has sung with many of America's leading regional opera companies and symphony orchestras, and received critical acclaim as the Subjective Voice in Harry Partch's US. Highball with Newband in Berlin, and for creating the role of Franco Hartmann in Meredith Monk's Atlas, which he has also recorded for ECM. He can also be heard on New World Records' Ponder Nothing, singing Five Fragments by Ben Johnston.

Cellist Ted Mook has recorded over 2 dozen works, including Lois V. Vierk's Simoon for eight multi-tracked cellos, Ezra Sim's Solo in Four Movements (with its 72-note per octave source scale) and discs of standard repertoire with the New York-based Philharmonia Virtuosi. He has recorded for ECM, Arabesque, Opus One, CRI, Columbia Masterworks, Mode, Ess.A.Y., Avant, Cambridge, New World, Experimental Intermedia, Ear Rational, and Northeastern Records.

Stephen Kalm: Intoning Voice
Ted Mook: Tenor Violin

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