The Philharmonia’s innovative Music of Today series offers the chance to hear new music.
We celebrate the centenary of Isang Yun (1917-95), a unique composer from Korea who became a leading figure in his German exile, where he was commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, a number of opera houses and major soloists. His scorchingly expressive music draws equally on elements of old Korean music and on avant-garde inventions: Teile dich Nacht is a haunting setting of Nelly Sachs' poems, while Pièce concertante bursts with energy and playfulness. The programme is rounded off by a viscerally powerful work by Sukhi Kang, Yun's one-time student and another major Asian contemporary.
Pièce concertante (UK première)
Teile dich Nacht
Mutatio perpetua (UK première)
Music of Today
is supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society.