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Baetaraghi for Clarinet & String Quintet - Geonyong Lee
Christie Vohs - clarinet
Hannah Barton - violin
Ashley Sachay – violin
Emily Van Sickle - viola
Paul Jansson – cello
Nichols Concert Hall Evanston, IL. March 12, 2005
© 2005 Geonyong Lee, All rights reserved.
Baetaraghi was commissioned by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) in 1992 and is based on a folk song "Baetaraghi" which originated from the Pyongando region. The song is characterized by its unique scale structure and peculiar melodic pattern. The composer took apart and reorganized melodies of the folk song then adjusted them for western instruments. Although this music sounds different from the original song, the main melodic line which is grounded constantly on the interval of the filth and deep vibration ("nonghyon" in Korean) on the upper note placed on fifth, remain the same as the original.
Sponsors of "Music of Korean Composers":
Pak Young Sa
( Korea's major book publishing company)
Korean Consulate General in Chicago
Korea Times of Chicago
Sponsors of Music for a While Series:
Bryan Dunn and Barbara Larsen
John G. Searle Family Trust
Sponsors of the Music Institute of Chicago 2004-2005 Concert Season
Nuveen Investments, Inc.
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Family of Byron Laflin Smith Evanston Concert Endowment Fund.
Illinois Arts Council
City of Evanston