Kebyar Maya

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Monday, November 17, 2008

If Evan Ziporyn's "Kebyar Maya" sounds vaguely Indonesian, that's because it's based on an actual Balinese gamelan piece, "Kebyar Ding." The "Maya" in Ziporyn's piece stands for contemporary music superstar Maya Beiser — who recorded the work in 2000, acoustically overdubbing her cello 18 times to luminous effect.

Also featured Tonight

Billy Strayhorn / Chelsea Bridge
Johann Sebastian Bach / Sleepers Awake
Virgil Thomson / "Autumn"
Leo Brouwer / "Concerto Elegiaco" No. 3
Franz Schubert / Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen"
David Chesky / Psalm I
Jacques Loussier / Concerto for Violin and Percussion
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