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Ung: Khse Buon, Child Song, Seven Mirrors / Susan Ung, Charles Wells, Et Al


Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9277   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Chinary Ung
Performer:  Susan Lee Pounders UngCharles WellsClay EllerbroekElena Mashkovtseva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording presents a portrait of the composer Chinary Ung at a crossroads. Between the years 1974-85 Ung composed only one work, the solo string piece Khse Buon, recorded here by the composer's wife, violist Susan Ung. The hiatus was the result of the Cambodian holocaust, in which members of Ung's family were among the millions murdered. During those years, in addition to his compositional studies, Ung was active in the USA as a researcher and documentarian, preserving not only the Cambodian musical heritage, but working to document other cultures of South East Asia and India. As Ung's output grew he quickly achieved considerable success, including the winning of the Grawemeyer Award in 1989 for his orchestral piece, Inner Voices Read more (1986). This recording is the first in a series that will be devoted to Chinary Ung's music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Khse Buon for Viola solo by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Susan Lee Pounders Ung (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
2. Seven Mirrors by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Charles Wells (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
3. Cinnabar Heart by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Clay Ellerbroek (Alto Flute), Elena Mashkovtseva (Harp), Susan Lee Pounders Ung (Viola)
Notes: Composition written: USA (1985).
Composition revised: USA (2006). 

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