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Watch Allen Ginsberg's 'Sunflower Sutra,' commissioned and performed by Anthony de Mare, as speaking pianist

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Sunflower Sutra - Jerome Kitzke (Anthony de Mare, speaking pianist)

Jerome Kitzke's Sunflower Sutra was commissioned by Anthony de Mare and WNYC Radio in 1997 and premiered by Mr. de Mare in March of 1999.  It was written in honor of Mary Shummon, the composer's sister who was dying at the time. It uses Allen Ginsberg's classic poem Sunflower Sutra with bookending texts written by the composer referential to Ms. Shummon.  Tribeca New Music 2018 Festival concert, October 5, 2018, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC.  Anthony de Mare, speaking pianist.

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