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Yun Isang

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Yun, Isang

Garak for flute and piano

Garak for flute and piano

By Yun Isang

I. Yun: Garak for flute and piano was written in 1963 and premiered in Berlin in 1964 by Karl Heinz Zoller. Inspired by Chinese and Korean non-court music and religious music of temples Yun composed two compositions in the beginning of 1960s while residing in Freiburg: Gasa for violin and piano, and Garak for flute and piano. 

Jasmine Choi

Hugh Sung (piano), live permormance at the Hoam Art Hall in Seoul, Korea, 2010

Garak

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Yun Isang

Isang Yun (1917-1995) was a Korean composer who initially studied violin, cello and composition in Korea and Japan. During Japanese occupation in World War II Yun was imprisoned for being active member of Korean independence movement. After the war he taught music at various schools and universities in Korea. In 1956 he managed to come to Europe to study composition in Paris and Berlin. He permanently moved to West Berlin in 1964 but was abducted in 1967 by Korean Park regime which sent him to Seoul and imprisoned him for life. Nearly 200 artists from around the world petitioned for his release until Yun was released in 1969. The petition was initiated by Igor Stravinsky and Herbert von Karajan. Upon his return to Germany, he became a professor of composition at the State College of Arts in Berlin where he worked until 1985.
Isang Yun’s music is characterized as a fusion of traditional Korean music with modern techniques of Western music called “sound compositions”. Among his most notable compositions: 5 symphonies, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (1975), Flute Concerto (1977), and Violin Concerto No.1 (1981). Among his other compositions for flute: Etudes I-V for flute solo (1974), Salomo for alto flute solo (1977), and Sori for flute solo (1988).