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Isang Yun - Chinese Pictures - The Hermit at the Water & The Actor with the Monkey

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Isang Yun (1917 - 1995) Chinesische Bilder: Der Eremit am Wasser - Der Affenspieler Clara Cowley, recorder 21.06.2010, Frankfurt am Main While I am positively certain that most of you are quite the avid experts in the high art of recorderology, it might nevertheless come as quite a surprise that there is, actually, such a thing as contemporary music for recorder. There is, in fact, so much contemporary music for recorder, that it is hard to tell the crap-to-be contemporary music for recorder from the master-pieces-in-the-making contemporary music for recorder. I will forever deny having said any of this, but these pieces actually rock the hell outta pretty much any Baroque mandolin sonata. Isang Yun, who wrote this piece ("Chinese Pictures" no 2 & 3), had a life way too tragic to joke about, so I will refrain from doing so. I can, however, take you into the promised land of hermits and monkeys... Let me explain. Let me sweep you off into the marvelous world of Corean contemporary recorder music: 0:20: no.1: The Hermit at the Water. (0:23: The Water, 0:26: The Hermit, 0:31: The Water, 0:36: The Hermit, 0:49: The Water, 0:51: The Hermit, 0:55: You get the picture). And, as you will soon find out, our hermit is not meditating. Our hermit is high. (3:00: our hermit sees dancing panda bears. Naked panda bears. Most probably dancing a conga. Quite disturbing, yes). 3:56: no. 2: The Actor with the Monkey. (4:00: the monkey. 4:30: the monkey is ever so slightly unstable, but very happily so. 5:09: the monkey is now depressed. 5:23: the monkey is no longer depressed. 5:41: in fact, our monkey is now quite loco. 7:00: ah. the actor has run off)...