In All Languages playlist for 09/30/2012

DJs: 
Xinyu Guan
Artist Title Album Label Link
Pura Paku Alaman Jogyakarta Ketawang: Puspawarna Javanese Court Gamelan from the Pura Pake Alaman Jogjakarta (K.R. T. Wasitodipuro, director) Nonesuch explorer series
Istana Mangkunegaran Surakarta Ketawang Puspawarna; Gending Bonang Babar Layar Javanese Court Gamelan, Volume II Nonesuch explorer series
Kraton Yogyakarta Gendhing Prabu Mataram; Gendhing Lung Gadhung; Gendhing Sumyar; Gendhing Rangu-rangu Javanese Court Gamelan, Volume III Nonesuch explorer series
Istana Mangkunegaran Surakarta Gending Ela-Ela Kalibeber; Ayak-Ayakan Kaloran Javanese Court Gamelan, Volume II Nonesuch explorer series
Kraton Yogyakarta Golek Lambangsari; Gendhing Tedhak Saking Javanese Court Gamelan, Volume III Nonesuch explorer series
Gong Gede of Batur Tabuh Loma-Loma; Tabuh Telu Bali: Le Gong Gede de Batur Ocora

Classical music of Indonesia - we play Javanese Court Gamelan, alternating between the two schools of the two great centers of Javanese court culture, Surakarta (also known as Solo) and Yogyakarta. These were live recordings done at the respective palaces (where the musicians still play) in the 1970s.

We devote the last half-hour to the Balinese Gamelan Gong Gede tradition, which is a more stately but lesser-known counterpart to the Gamelan Gong Kebyar. Gong Gede is mostly performed in temple ceremonies.