The Guardian: Album review – ISANG YUN: Sunrise Falling

November 2, 2018

Other classical picks this week

Sunrise Falling, Pentatone’s two-disc collection of works by Isang Yun, played by the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, provides belated recognition of last year’s centenary of the outstanding Korean composer of the 20th century, who spent the last 30 years of his life exiled in Germany. Together with some solo instrumental pieces and an orchestral showpiece, the main focus is a pair of substantial concertos. Matt Haimovitz is the superb soloist in the fiercely confrontational, single-movement Cello Concerto from 1976, surely one of the finest works for cello and orchestra of the last 50 years, while Yumi Hwang-Williams is equally accomplished in the more lyrical solo writing of the first of Yun’s three concertos for violin, composed five years later.

BY: Andrew Clements

READ AT: The Guardian

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