Inspired by the gong music of Indonesia and the Philippines, Gamelan on Piano features works for solo piano and chamber ensemble from Europe, North America, New Zealand, and the Philippines, including the world premiere recording of Philippine National Artist Ramón Pagayon Santos’ Gong-An suite.
Heartfelt thanks to this CD’s sponsors and supporters:
Marina Sampaga, Arline Trias, Valynn Boy, Nanette Inventor, Teresa Jose, Cosme Sampaga, Patrick Alcasid, Mercie de la Cruz, Melissa Chen, Fritz Baldoria, and Elizabeth Garcia-Janis
Allyson Lysaght, Maricar Polotaye, Elvira Lim, Fe Reyes-Arcangel, Ditas Dee, Tobias Hocherl, Lea Hernandez-Solis, Adrian Alexander, Rahadyan Sastrowardoyo
Born in the Philippines, a Spanish colony of 333 years, pianist Charisse Baldoria explores her Spanish and Latin American side: “Evocación is a summoning of passion, memory, and imagination. From Falla’s flamenco fantasy to Piazzolla’s intoxicating tangos, from Albéniz’ virtuoso portraits of Spain to Scarlatti and Buencamino’s Spanish and Argentine transformations, this album of dance and song seeks to evoke time and place, memory and experience–both real and imagined.”