Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: Music of the Korean Court
Korean court music progresses like a gentle breeze, ambling melodically as if along a wooded path or beside a crystal stream. The
percussion instruments place their notes sparsely within the melodic progressions in nuances of solemn punctuation, like the commas
found in a half-forgotten novel. The audience is encouraged to engage themselves in rousingly cerebral activities while listening to this
presentation of court music, perhaps a game of backgammon, fitting together a jigsaw puzzle, or composing poetry.
presented by Peter Duffy (16 Feb 2003)
1. Kwanak Yongsan Hwoisang