Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Java Suite has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by 4nicedesign
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: CD and Packaging in nice shape.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Java Suite

4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, June 21, 2011
"Please retry"
$19.10
$14.47 $11.98

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$19.10 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The Bromo Volcano and the Sand Sea at Daybreak

Selected "Top 10 CDs for 2000" by the Philadephia Inquirer.
Esther Budiardjo, Piano
Godowsky: Jave Suite, Tansman: from "Novelettes" Leopld Godowsky: Javea Suite World Premier Recording Part I. Gamelan

Wayang - Purwa (Puppet Shadow Plays)
Hari Besaar (The Great Day)
Part II. Chattering Monkeys at the Sacred Lake of Wendit
Boro Budur in Moonlight
The Bromo Volcano and the Sand Sea at Daybreak
Part III. Three Dances
I. Moderato
II. L'istesso tempo
III. Doppio movimento
The Gardens of Guitenzorg*
In the Streets of Old Batavia
Part IV. In the Kraton
The Ruined Water Castle at Djokja
A Court Pageant in Solo

Alexandre Tansman:
from "Novellettes" World Premiere Recording
No.3 Exotique (Danse Javanaise)
from "Le tour de monde en miniature" World Premier Recording
No. 9 La flûte de bambou dans la forêt de Bandoeng (Java)
No. 10 Le Gamelang de Bali (Waïang - Théâtre d'Ombres

Review

A World premiere 5D Mega Bit recording of the complete Java Suite -- Ricard de La Rosa, Producer - February 2, 2000
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:35
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
3:49
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
5:02
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
2:02
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
4:18
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
3:40
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
2:13
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
1:31
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
2:04
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
4:03
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
3:51
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
6:28
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
5:14
Play in Library $0.99
 
14
30
4:02
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
4:54
Play in Library $0.99
 
16
30
0:53
Play in Library $0.99
 
17
30
2:51
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Performer: Esther Budiardjo
  • Composer: Leopold Godowsky, Alexandre Tansman
  • Audio CD (June 21, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pro-Piano Records
  • ASIN: B00004I9SH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
60%
4 star
40%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Dr. Debra Jan Bibel TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 1, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Like Turkish music in the 18th century, the Orient has beckoned classical composers with exotic melodies and rhythms, if not timbre or modes. Although the Dutch and English in the 19th century had trade outposts in Indonesia, the music of this island group did not make waves until impressionists Ravel and Debussy visited the world exhibition in Paris in 1889, where they heard a Javanese gamelan. Its influence, however, was limited until composers journeyed to Indonesia. The main contemporary proponents of this sound have been Lou Harrison and before him Colin McPhee, who stayed in Bali 1931 to 1939. As this present recording demonstrates, McPhee was following the footsteps of an earlier classical composer who came to Java in the mid 1920s. Godowsky, an immigrant to the United States from Poland, composed his Javanese Suite for piano in a romantic European style. At times the rhythms of Java appears, other times a theme, but the music mainly is impressionistic and atmospheric. The album also contains three very brief pieces by Alexandre Tansman, another Polish immigrant, that is somewhat closer to the Indonesian idiom. Performing these works exquisitely is Esther Budiardio, who happens to come from Java. Her soft, flowing and melodic "In the Kraton" contrasts with the bright and loud and percussive "A Court Pageant in Solo": she is convincing in both and the other sections of the suite. Thus, if you enjoy the miniatures of Debussy, you may want to consider this exellent album. [Other early composers who wrote Indonesia-influenced pieces are Paul Seelis (1876-1945) and Constant van de Wall (1871-1945).]
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I will go out on a limb and say this is one of the most exquisite solo piano CDs ever produced. The instrument is in magnificent condition, and this pianist, new to me, is a consummate musician. Just listen to the way the ethereal distant bells steal in at the very opening. Godowsky's complicated, multi-layered music is interpreted with joyful abandon alternating with dreamlike episodes that are reminiscent of Debussy's Pagodes. This is a major piano work that is not often played because of the formidable difficulty, musically and technically. Here, this little known Java Suite sounds effortless, and makes absolutely wonderful "late night" listening. A "desert island" CD if ever there was one!
1 Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This album is a real find! The performer has almost everything needed to express this virtuosic yet impressionistic work; A brilliant technique, tonal clarity, sense of structure, and nuance. There is no unnecessary use of rubato.
Along with Ms. Luiza Borac and Jenny Lin, another promising young pianists, Ms. Budiardjo is the one we have to be concerned.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By D Joyce on February 28, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I can't say enough about how beautiful this music is and how skillfully it is played here. I am an adult piano student, and no musical expert. I heard "Chattering Monkeys" played by another pianist on my local public radio station, and became interested in the Java Suite. I am so glad I bought this CD. Godowsky's music is modern and abstract, but anyone who likes classical piano can "get it." You hear his deep emotion and wonderment, and also feel you are exploring Java. I have actually been listening to this almost daily since I bought it.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on October 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD contains the complete Jave Suite. A nice rendition, and a very welcome CD to funs of Godowsky. I hope it will encourage other music lovers to discover Godowsky's piano music, beyond his celebrated studies on the Chopin Etudes.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Java Suite
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Java Suite


Look for Similar Items by Category