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Trip to Baroque

Posted April. 05, 2005 23:20,   


Seoul International Bach Festival 2005-

(From May 19 to May 30, hosted by the Music Research Institute of Hanyang University)

The festival will shed light on the spirit of the times of Johann Sebastian Bach, a master of German baroque. It consists of six concerts starting with Ketil Haugsand’s clavicembalo concert that will focus on French and Italian influence on Bach’s music.

An international academic symposium on Bach is scheduled to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 21 at the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library of Hanyang University, in Haengdang-dong, Seoul. 02-2290-1512

The First Seoul International Early Music Festival-

(From May 19 to May 24, hosted by The Early Music Society of Korea)

The festival introduces masters of Italian baroque. Kim Ji-young, a violinist and Korea’s first-generation original instrument player, and Musica Glorifica, a chamber music orchestra led by Kim Jin, will hold a concert. A lecture on “Techniques shown in baroque paintings” will be held at 10:30 a.m. everyday from May 19 to May 22 at the southern branch of the Seoul Museum of Art in Namhyeon-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul.

A master class of violin, flute, and viola da gamba (early baroque instrument similar to a cello) by “Kuijken Family,” a Belgium family famous for performance with original instruments, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 23 by the School of Music of the Korean National University of Arts in Seocho-dong, Seoul. 050-5858-4567

Yoon-Jong Yoo gustav@donga.com