Java Suite (Godowsky, Leopold)

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Performer Pages Brett Bachus (Piano)
Publisher Info. Brett Bachus
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Goldberg988 (2007/2/14)

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Nomis (2007/2/18)

Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925, Plate 23422
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General Information

Work Title Java Suite
Alternative. Title Phonoramas. Tonal journeys for the pianoforte
Composer Godowsky, Leopold
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 pieces, in 4 parts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924–25
First Publication. 1925
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano (solo)

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Section Listing

Part I
  • 1. Gamelan
  • 2. Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow Plays
  • 3. Hari Besaar, The Great Day
Part II
  • 4. Chattering Monkeys at the Sacred Lake of Wendit
  • 5. Boro Budur in Moonlight
  • 6. The Bromo Volcano and the Sand Sea at Daybreak
Part III
  • 7. Three Dances
  • 8. The Gardens of Buitenzorg
  • 9. In the Streets of Old Batavia
Part IV
  • 10. In the Kraton
  • 11. The Ruined Water Castle at Djokja
  • 12. A Court Pageant in Solo