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Lutes in Translation

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Toyohiko Satoh studied cello and guitar at the Rikkyo University in Tokyo in the early 1960's, but his love affair with the lute began soon thereafter, traveling all the way to Basel, Switzerland to study with his teacher of choice. Satoh went on to form an all-Japanese, Baroque-styled ensemble in the Netherlands called the Alba Musica Kyo, and it's translation could mean any one of the following: The Dawn of Today's Music, The Beginning of Crazy Music, or The Start of Noble Japanese Music. Tonight we hear Alba Musica Kyo performing Satoh's own hauntingly beautiful composition, Pelerinage au Rollant. Also, music of Arvo Part and Nino Rota.

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