Early Music in Asia

Featuring two guests passionate about decolonizing the classical music canon, this episode of SalonEra focuses on the histories and contemporary early music movements in China and the Philippines. With guest harpsichordist Joyce Lindorff, we trace the history of 17th and 18th century European music in China, focusing especially on the musical legacy of Teodorico Pedrini (1671-1746) an Italian organist and composer who joined the Emperor of China’s Imperial Court in 1701. Filipino-American baritone Enrico Lagasca shares personal reflections on his musical training growing up in the Philippines, an island nation that represents a cultural crossroads for migrants from across Asia and was also a Spanish colony for centuries.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Episode Guests

Joyce Lindorff

Harpsichord

Enrico Lagasca

Bass-baritone

Resources

Soon to be updated with links to related websites and recordings.

Music

Ahay! Tuburan – Visayan Folk Song, arr. Nico Alcala II (b. 1978)

Mo Li Hua – Chinese folk song

Duayya – Robin Estrada

Violin Sonata – Teodorico Pedrini (1671-1746)

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Bob & Nancy Klein
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin
Tom & Marilyn McLaughlin
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse

EPISODE SPONSORS
Marc Vincent & Alex Nalbach 
Susan McClary

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Ross Duffin & Bev Simmons
Eric & Sue Kisch
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam
Jean Toombs
Daniel Williams
JoLynn Edwards
Sarah Steiner

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