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East Meets West: Virtuoso

Korean Sounds
Music / Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£16.50 – £12.50 | Savers £9.50*

Choi Ok-Sam Gayageum Sanjo
– Dasreum, Jinyangjo, Jungmori, Jungjungmori, Neujeun Jajinmori, Jajinmori, Hwimori

Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 Italie
1. Sposalizio (Marriage of the Virgin, a painting by Raphael) in E
2. Il penseroso (The Thinker, a statue by Michelangelo) in C-sharp minor
3. Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa (Canzonetta of Salvator Rosa; this song Vado ben spesso cangiando loco was in fact written by Giovanni Bononcini) in A
4. Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet 47) in D flat
5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet 104) in E
6. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet 123) in A flat
7. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata (After Reading Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata) in D minor

Sunwook Kim piano
Director-General of the National Gugak Center and its members:
Hae Sook Kim gayageum – Korean zither with 12 strings
Yong Bok Cho janggu – double-headed drum

The second concert in the series is all about virtuosity, meaning great technical skill. This concert highlights great masters of their instruments and their dazzling technical command.

In the first half of the concert Gayageum master Hae Sook Kim (Director-General of the National Gugak Center) will perform a Gayageum sanjo – the solo music for the gayageum, a 12-stringed zither. Sanjo starts in a slow tempo and gradually gets faster and ends with a very fast rhythm, giving the soloist ample opportunity to show the various aspects of the instrument whilst creating a memorable performance for the audience.

In the second half pianist Sunwook Kim, who many of us know as the winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition, plays Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage No. 2 Italie. Liszt was one of the most significant composers of the piano repertoire and a famous virtuoso pianist himself. He ‘created’ a new piano technique and many of his piano compositions are still amongst the most technically challenging in the repertoire.

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