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Sang Woo Kang Conducts Providence College Orchestra

Posted on 21. Nov, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be conducting the Providence College Orchestra in a concert of Haydn, Piazzolla, and Mozart on Sunday, November 22, at 2 PM. The Orchestra features students and faculty of Providence College as well as members of the surrounding community.

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Photos by Justin James Muir

Scarlatti Recording for NAXOS

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by in News

Sang Woo Kang will be recording keyboard works by Domenico Scarlatti for the NAXOS label (forthcoming Spring 2016).

MOZART, W.A.: Fugues, Rondos and Fantasias (Sang Woo Kang)

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by in News

8.573114Sang Woo Kang has released a solo recording titled of Mozart’s fugues, rondos, and fantasias on the NAXOS Label (8.573114).

Mozart married Constanze Weber in 1782, and it is thanks to her diligent curation of ‘these marvellous relics’ that we have these rarely heard fragments including fugues which reveal the influence of Bach and demonstrate Mozart’s agility with sophisticated contrapuntal techniques. The more substantial Rondos have gained popularity with their memorable themes and musical depth, while forays into Baroque style can be heard in the unfinished Suite. These, the improvisational Fantasias and a mocking parody of a Funeral March all highlight neglected facets of Mozart’s oeuvre.

The recording can be purchased here (iTunes) and here (Amazon).

Latest Blog Posts

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by in Blog

Perhaps readers will not be too familiar with enigmatic classical composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920). This comes as no surprise, because though Griffes was a brilliant Impressionist composer with a unique musical language, he composed only a handful of pieces during his short life. He could count among his influences French Impressionism, contemporary European music with its bitonality and tonal ambiguity, and Asian music, a compositional influence that was relatively new at the time. His music is therefore a dynamic and distinct blend of these influences […]

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A Visit to the Frederick’s Historical Piano Collection

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by in Blog

On October 2, 2011, at 4:00 PM, the Frederick’s Historical Piano Collection hosted a concert at the Ashburnham Community Church. Concert pianist Junghwa Lee, who is currently an active soloist and associate professor of piano at the Southern Illinois University, beautifully performed from memory a program of Fauré, Ravel, and Liszt. Lee, a native of Korea, who has upcoming concerts in Missouri, Illinois, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, has been described by various sources as a pianist of “acute intelligence,” with “flawless technique” and “masterful artistic control.” Lee is also an old friend – she and I actually went to school together at Eastman School of Music. This was her first appearance in the concert series, and it was a superb one as Lee skillfully blended historical authenticity on the centuries old piano she performed on along with dynamic interpretations. […]

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A little more friction, please.

Posted on 03. Aug, 2011 by in Blog

It seems that talk of innovations in classical music and the production of dynamic new performances is a frequent theme in my blogging. It seems that more often these days, I am writing about interesting things other people are doing that work, interesting things people are doing that don’t work as well but still have plenty of value, or even things that I am trying to do to engage the audience a little bit better.

And these are all questions that are definitely fascinating […]

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