Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po
Genres: Jazz, Classical
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boeanthropist | Cambridge, MA | 05/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A noble undertaking, and historically commendable, but entirely too operatic and self-serious, I think, to really convey what Partch was trying get at. Buy the CRI Harry Partch discs instead."
Wine inspired verses set to Partch.
Rayv | Noho, Ma | 12/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever read Li Po, one of the greatest Taoist poet ever. Li Po spent much of his life as a hermit wandering around the mountains and writing poetry: sounds like a pre-Jahpy Ryder. Anyway, Harry Partch has put his writings to music, utilizing original instruments such as the cloudchamber bowl and the prepared viola and guitar. I first heard these recordings on a scratchy Partch/John Cage LP sampler and constantly listened to the Partch side (I'm not a big Cage fan). Now that these recordings are finally available in digital format, they sound even better. Go out and buy the Cd, then read Li Po."