The Taking of T'ung Kuan

Catalog numbers: 

LKMP R00066/ HL 43045

Duration (minutes): 
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3(1d Picc).2.2(1d BCl)+Eb Clar.2+Cbsn: Timp.Perc(2): Str
It was these lines from a poem by Li-Po which inspired Avshalomov: "came the barbarian horde with the autumn/ out went the army of the House of Han..." The Taking of T'ung Kuan was performed for the first time in November 1953 with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.