Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter

Isang Yun - Three Late Works

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2642 SACD
Release date2022-09-02
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time67:13

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.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 16.12
Extra material for download
  Composer: Yun, Isang
01 Silla - Legend for Orchestra 16:38 $ 4.03 USD
  Violin Concerto III 26:07
02 Beginning 06:54 $ 1.65 USD
03 Bar 97 08:25 $ 2.02 USD
04 Bar 166 10:48 $ 2.64 USD
  Chamber Symphony I 23:34
05 Beginning 08:16 $ 1.99 USD
06 Bar 101 08:21 $ 2.00 USD
07 Bar 168 06:57 $ 1.79 USD
  Album total 67:13
ComposerYun, Isang
OrchestraSeoul Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo
ViolinPark, Sueye

Daily Deal
Top downloads is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News