Gasa by Isang Yun

October 11, 2004 at 05:34 PM · Hi, I have to learn Gasa from Isang Yun in a month. Has anybody played the piece (I.m looking for fingerings)? And I am desperately looking for a recording that will not take 6 weeks to deliver to Holland (as it does at amazon...)


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December 14, 2004 at 05:01 AM · Hi Carla,

I'm dutch but have to write in English apparently. No problem, I live in the US. Want to find out whether you found help with the Yun, I'm about to start working on a piece of his and am interested in your impressions.

Hope your performance of it went well! And anyway.... prettige kerstdagen en een gelukkig nieuwjaar,

Ingeborg Schimmer

December 15, 2004 at 07:36 AM · Hi Ingeborg,

Well, I did not only work on Gasa, but also on Konigliches thema and next year I will learn the entire repertoire for solo violin and violin and piano...

What piece are you learning?

I actually did nt have any help, except from the guy from the CD department of Broekmans en van Poppel. He got me some recordings, which was helpful. But to be honest, most recordings have a fair amount of wrong notes, so be aware.

I was at the Isang Yun competition in Korea and right after the competition I saw a program on tv there, about some typical Korean string instrument which sounded they way I imagine Yun must sometimes been thinking, especially in Gasa.

What brings you to New Haven, are you studying at Yale?

Also for you:

hele fijne kerst en gelukkig nieuw jaar!

January 26, 2005 at 05:00 AM · Hi Carla,

I'm sorry it has taken me more than a month to respond...have been working on Garak, which is a flute and piano piece (I'm the pianist). My Google search hit only this violinist-site with a Yun link and I was interested to find out where, if at all, you found help. Ah, Broekmans! I used to live in Utrecht and frequented them, they're so much better than anything I've found so far in the US! Your Gasa-story confirms that again.

So far I haven't been able to track down Garak-recordings, there are some records in German well-guarded collections, and in Japan, but not for sale.

I'm afraid I'll play many a wrong note myself in the Yun, it's a beast to learn. Do you consider yourself a Yun-specialist? Sounds that way!

I'm not at Yale, my husband is. I teach piano here and study Yun.....!

Let me know how your performance went,

beste wensen voor 2005,


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