Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: Yellow River Blue
presented by Peter Duffy (16 March 2003)

"Boheosa is one of the most representative classical pieces that give us a chance to touch the refined splendour of Confucianism." - Hwang Byungki. The piece Boheosa, also known as Hwanghachong (Yellow River Blue) is said to evoke a time so peaceful that even the Yellow River would turn blue. This work was adapted from a vocal piece which was brought to Korea from China during the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392) and boheosa is the version which developed for string instruments. This piece features the kayagum and the komungo, two well-known traditional instruments, and also the mystical sounds of the yanggum, a metallic Korean version of the dulcimer.

1. Boheosa (traditional arrangement)
"Selections of Korean Classical Music", 1982, Jigu Records, Seoul
2. Boheosa (kayagum/daegum)
"Art World of Yi Jiyoung's Kayagum", TOPCD-032, Jigu Records, Seoul