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Music for cello, piano
and Korean drums -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Greenberg's sonata ... deserves a recognized place in the cello and piano repertory.'

Beckoning - New music for cello. © 2012 MSR Classics

'Beckoning' was composed as part of a series of compositions inspired by the folk music of South Korea, Whang's native country. 'Beside the obvious choice of Korean traditional instruments and their timbres I decided to use rhythm as the core structural foundation', Whang explains. In most Korean folk music, rhythm defines the form of the music, such as in sanjo (solo instrumental suite) or p'ungmul (percussion music and dance) performances, where the rhythmic pattern or cycle employed is also the name of the movement. Here cello and drums perform an inexorable, somber, imperceptibly accelerating march or procession...

Copyright © 9 January 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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BECKONING - NEW MUSIC FOR CELLO

SOUTH KOREA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MSR CLASSICS

CELLO MUSIC

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