The Silk Road: Hwang Byung-Ki Gayageum Masterpiece Vol. 2
This album features original pieces composed in 1970's. The discovery of Persian wine glass with their mysterious translucence in an old Shilla Kingdom (57 BC-668 AD) tomb prompted this composition. The pieces present a melody of mystical beauty on subtly changing rhythms portraying the Shilla fantasy of a remote west symbolizing the beautiful Silk Road.
Synonymous in Korea with music pleasing to both the ear and the mind is the Gayagum music of Hwang Byung-Ki. He is a leading composer, performer, and scholar of Korean traditional music. Born in Seoul in 1936, he studied Gayageum and composition at the National Center for Korean Traditional Performi...