|Tongyeong Festival Orchestra
Heinz Holliger conductor
Clara Jumi Kang violin
|Le Tombeau du Couperin
Violin Concerto No. 3/1992
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28
Mother Goose Suite / Ma mère l´Oye
The Mother Goose Suite was composed by Ravel inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. He wrote it for his friends Godebskis’ children as a suite for the piano four hands. Later he orchestrated the piece with a huge success and afterwards he let himself be persuaded for a ballet arrangement. Isang Yun, the most important Korean composer, wrote three violin concertos, the last one was written in 1992. Camille Saint-Saëns, too, wrote three violin concertos, as well as a number of shorter pieces for violin and orchestra, out of which Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso became the most popular.
The concert is conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of today Heinz Holliger, known also as a great oboist, to whom such masters as Ligeti, Stockhausen, Penderecki, Lutosławski, Berio and others dedicated their compositions. He composes himself, and likes to collaborate with young people. Clara-Jumi Kang was included by the Dong-A Times review among one hundred most promising and most influential personalities in Korea. Listeners from prestigious world halls appreciate the performer’s excellent technique as well as the sound of the instrument Antonio Stradivarius ex Strauss from 1708, loaned to the artist by the Korean Samsung Foundation of Culture.