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Isang Yun - Three Late Works

Composer Isang Yun
Performer Sueye Park
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2642 SACD
EAN 7318599926421
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Sep 2022
Total time 67'13

At the end of a career spent between his native Korea and Germany, during which he produced works that span the musical traditions of both countries, Isang Yun expressed a wish to limit himself ‘to what is substantial, in order to transmit more peace, more goodness, more purity and warmth into this world’. &&&

With Silla (1992) the composer pays tribute to the origins of Korean culture and philosophy, to the court music introduced from China, and to the period when Korea’s political unity was established (676–935 AD). Describing its mood, Yun provided such keywords as ‘nocturnal, festive … mirthful but also melancholy’. From the same year, Violin Concerto III was composed after a stay in hospital, and Yun once described it as a birthday present to himself. At the age of 75 he no longer felt the need to take contemporary currents, aesthetic trends or technical restraints into consideration. The work holds in store a wealth of musical occurrences that could perhaps be deciphered in the context of its composers own life, and is here performed by the young South Korean violinist Sueye Park. Closing the disc is Chamber Symphony No. 1 from 1987, a work in one movement but with three distinct sections. In it, Yun combines instruments that forge changing musical alliances while engaging in rivalry or complementing each other. The mood is evocative of an, at times, animated conversation.
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  Isang Yun
01 Silla - Legend for Orchestra 16'38
  Violin Concerto III 26'07
02 Beginning 6'54
03 Bar 97 8'25
04 Bar 166 10'48
  Chamber Symphony I 23'34
05 Beginning 8'16
06 Bar 101 8'21
07 Bar 168 6'57
  Album total 67'13
ComposerYun, Isang
OrchestraSeoul Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo
ViolinPark, Sueye

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