Deutsche Grammophon (Play 33 1/3)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram vinyl import double LP
24-bit 96KHz new mastering
Gatefold jacket, original artwork and eight-page insert included
Pianist Kun-Woo Paik performs pieces by composer Franz Schubert.
In a short lifespan of less than 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, 10 complete or nearly complete symphonies, liturgical music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and solo piano music.
Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades immediately after his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the early Romantic era and, as such, is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
Kun Woo Paik was born in Seoul. He gave his first concert at age 10, with the Korean National Orchestra, playing Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto. In the following years he performed many important works in Korea, including several premieres such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Later he studied in New York (Juilliard School), London, and in Italy with Rosina Lhevinne, Ilona Kabos, Guido Agosti and Wilhelm Kempff. Kun Woo Paik is also a laureate of the Naumburg and Busoni International Piano Competitions.
Over the years Kun Woo Paik has performed recitals in major musical centres such as the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and Berlin Philharmonie. He has also performed with such orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Last Night of the Proms 1987), Pittsburgh Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Rai Torino, Warsaw Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra and Polish National Radio Orchestra, with such conductors as Mariss Jansons, Sir Neville Marriner, Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Dmitri Kitajenko, James Conlon, John Nelson and Eliahu Inbal.
His repertoire is very varied and comprises such rare works as Busoni's piano concerto, Fauré's Fantasy for piano and orchestra and Liszt's Fantasy on themes from Berlioz's Lelio. Kun Woo Paik also performs a wide selection of transcriptions by Liszt and Berlioz and is the dedicatee of Suk-Hi Kang's piano concerto.
|4 Impromptus Op.90 D.899 No. 1 In C Minor, Allegro molto moderato|
|Drei Klavierstucke D.946 No. 3 C Major, Allegro|
|6 Moments Musicaux Op.94 D.780 No. 2 in A Flat Major, Andantino|
|6 Moments Musicaux OP.94 D.780 No.4 in C sharp Minor, Moderato|
|4 Impromptus Op.90 D.899 No.3 in G Flat Major, Andante|
|4 Impromptus Op.90 D.899 No.2 in E Flat Major, Allegro|
|Drei Klavierstucke D.946 No.1 E flat Minor, Allegro assai-Andante-Andantino|
|Drei Klavierstuck D.946 No.2 E Flat Major, Allegretto|
|4 Impromptus Op.90 D.899 No.4 in A flat Major, Allegretto|
|6 Moments Musicaux Op.94 D.780 No.6 in A flat Major, Allegretto moderato|