Gamelan in the Yogyakarta style
Gamelan under the direction of PLT Bagong Kussudiardjo
This cassette was produced in the mid-1980s by the Fajar Company. It features one of the more well-known pesindhen, the late Nyi Tjondrolukito.
Unusual among classical vocalists, she came from very humble origins rather than the palace, and succeeded largely due to her knowledge and skill as a musician.
She passed away in November 1997, and several obituaries praising her contribution to music were published in Indonesian.
One of those was written by her collaborator on this recording and director of an important cultural center in Yogyakarta,
The compositions are actually suites of songs (palaran) performed in the Yogyakarta style. They are approximately 28 minutes long.
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