ISANG YUN - Sunrise FallingPentatone
Uncompromising in his life as he was in his music, Korean composer Isang Yun (1917–95) held fast to his dream of a united people, even as he was unjustly accused of espionage by North Korea and sentenced to imprisonment and death. From this life of unimaginable oppression and torture emerges music of raw emotional power, now heard on ISANG YUN: Sunrise Falling, a centennial commemoration of Yun's life and music from the PENTATONE Oxingale Series. Maestro Dennis Russell Davies, a longtime collaborator and advocate for Yun, curates the program and conducts the Bruckner Orchester Linz, with remarkable, searing solo performances from cellist Matt Haimovitz, violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams, and pianist Maki Namekawa. Called an "important, courageous release" by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, this is the first in a new series of composer portraits from the PENTATONE Oxingale series.
Bruckner Orchestra of Linz - Isang Yun: Sunrise Falling is extraordinarily substantial / STAGEANDCINEMA
This is my first time hearing the music of Isang Yun, the South Korean composer who was once kidnapped from Germany and put on trial for his support of Korean reunification. Korean born, Berlin resident Isang Yun, who died last year at the age of 78 in Germany, achieved a certain notoriety by being imprisoned in his native country in 1967 (Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Boulez and Klemperer were among the indi...
Bruckner Orchestra Linz releases, fine 2 CD set of major works by Isang Yun / New Music Buff
2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Korea's best known composer, Isang Yun (1918-1995). His work has received many performances and recordings but he is not exactly a household name and live performances are still not very common. Yun is well known for his having been kidnapped by the South Korean secret service from his home in Germany in 1967 due to alleged espionage. He remained a...
Matt Haimovitz discovers Isang Yun
Uncompromising in his life as he was in his music, Korean composer Isang Yun (1917–95) held fast to his dream of a united Korea, even as he was unjustly accused of espionage for North Korea and sentenced to imprisonment and death. From a life of unimaginable oppression and torture emerges music of raw emotional power, heard on ISANG YUN: Sunrise Falling, a centennial commemoration of Yun's life...