Schumann Kun-Woo Paik

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Kun-Woo Paik

Composer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

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  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Abegg Variations, Op. 1:
  • 1Robert Schumann: Abegg Variations, Op. 108:18
  • Waldszenen, Op. 82:
  • 2Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 1. Eintritt02:48
  • 3Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 2. Jäger auf der Lauer01:41
  • 4Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 3. Einsame Blumen02:26
  • 5Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 4. Verrufene Stelle03:40
  • 6Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 5. Freundliche Landschaft01:33
  • 7Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 6. Herberge02:35
  • 8Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 7. Vogel als Prophet03:02
  • 9Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 8. Jagdlied02:49
  • 10Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82: 9. Abschied03:05
  • Kinderszenen, Op. 15:
  • 11Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen01:52
  • 12Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 2. Kuriose Geschichte01:06
  • 13Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 3. Hasche-Mann00:33
  • 14Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 4. Bittendes Kind00:45
  • 15Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 5. Glückes genug00:41
  • 16Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 6. Wichtige Begebenheit00:58
  • 17Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 7. Träumerei03:01
  • 18Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 8. Am Kamin01:10
  • 19Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd00:46
  • 20Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 10. Fast zu ernst01:25
  • 21Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 11. Fürchtenmachen02:14
  • 22Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 12. Kind im Einschlummern02:15
  • 23Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: 13. Der Dichter spricht02:40
  • Bunte Blätter, Op. 99:
  • 24Robert Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Albumblätter 1. Ziemlich langsam02:13
  • 25Robert Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Albumblätter 2. Schnell00:51
  • 26Robert Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Albumblätter 3. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll01:44
  • 27Robert Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Albumblätter 4. Sehr langsam01:54
  • 28Robert Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99: Albumblätter 5. Langsam01:28
  • Theme and Variations in E-Flat Major, WoO 24 “Ghost Variations”:
  • 29Robert Schumann: Theme and Variations in E-Flat Major, WoO 24 “Ghost Variations”16:07
  • 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 111:
  • 30Robert Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: 1. Sehr rasch mit leidenschaftlichem vortrag02:42
  • 31Robert Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: 2. Ziemlich langsam04:16
  • 32Robert Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: 3. Kraftig und sehr markiert04:57
  • Arabeske, Op.18:
  • 33Robert Schumann: Arabeske, Op.1808:18
  • Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133:
  • 34Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: 1. Im ruhigen Tempo03:12
  • 35Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: 2. Belebt, nicht zu rasch03:28
  • 36Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: 3. Lebhaft03:17
  • 37Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: 4. Bewegt02:13
  • 38Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: 5. Im Anfange ruhiges, im Verlauf bewegtes Tempo03:51
  • Papillons, Op. 2:
  • 39Robert Schumann: Papillons, Op. 214:54
  • Nachtstücke, Op. 23:
  • 40Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke, Op. 23: 1. Mehr langsam, oft zurückhaltend07:31
  • 41Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke, Op. 23: 2. Markiert und lebhaft05:21
  • 42Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke, Op. 23: 3. Mit grosser Lebhaftigkeit03:48
  • 43Robert Schumann: Nachtstücke, Op. 23: 4. Einfach04:08
  • Total Runtime02:27:36

Info for Schumann

Kun Woo Paik is considered one of the most important pianists of his generation. Born in Seoul, Kun Woo Paik´s first concert was at the age of ten performing Grieg´s Piano Concerto with the Korean National Orchestra. At the age of fifteen, Kun Woo Paik moved to New York to study with Rosina Lhevinne at the Julliard School and with Ilona Kabos in London. Paik is the winner of the Naumburg award and Gold Medallist at the Busoni International Piano Competitions. His international career took off following his first New York appearance, in which he performed complete piano works by Maurice Ravel at the Lincoln Center, and his orchestral debut at the Carnegie Hall.

"... a master colorist. One seldom hears the piano played with such obvious love and respect for its timbral possibilities. Mr. Paik coaxes a bejewelled, singing tone from his instrument." (The New York Times)

Kun-Woo Paik, piano

Kun-Woo Paik
made his debut at age ten performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Korean National Orchestra. At 15 he moved to New York to study with Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, and he also studied in London, with Ilona Kabos, and in Italy, with Guido Agosti and Wilhelm Kempff. His international career took off following his first New York appearance, performing Ravel’s complete piano works at Lincoln Center, as well as his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall. He has since collaborated with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Long Yu, Neville Marriner, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Jiří Bĕlohlávek, Vladimir Jurowski, Dmitri Kitayenko, Paavo Järvi, Iván Fischer, and Krzysztof Penderecki (performing his new piano concerto under his direction). He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra (1987’s Last Night of the Proms), Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Berliner Symphoniker, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Warsaw Philharmonic, and English Chamber Orchestra.

Kun Woo Paik’s recordings include works by Scriabin, Liszt, and Musorgsky, as well as the Rachmaninoff piano concerto cycle for BMG. His recording of the complete Prokofiev piano concertos received France’s Diapason d’Or 1993 and Nouvelle Académie du Disque awards. As an exclusive Decca artist, he recorded Busoni’s transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, Fauré’s piano works (which won all the major prizes in France), and Chopin’s complete works for piano and orchestra (with Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic); in 2005 he began a project to record all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.

Mr. Paik’s recent engagements include a Carnegie Hall recital, a performance at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, the complete Rachmaninoff concerto cycle in St. Petersburg, and returns to the New Japan Philharmonic, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, and Bergen Philharmonic. He has also given recitals in France, Italy, and Spain.

Kun Woo Paik, who lives in Paris, was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2002.

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