Coreè : Musiques du Pays du Matin Clair
Corea del Sud
Known for their love of singing and dancing, the Koreans have managed to maintain both the universe of court music and their dynamic, joyful folk music. This bears witness to the diversity and richness of their musical culture. Court music (Jeongak), originally the privilege of nobility, usually follows a very slow rhythm. This slowness has to do with the idea of giving pride of place to breathing within the music. On the other hand, folk music (Minsokak) is built on quite varied and lively rhythms, allowing much space for improvisation. It expresses vital energy with a musical quality full of joy and excitement. This double CD presents a rich panorama spanning the diversity of traditional Korean music. CD 1 features instrumental music and CD 2 vocal pieces.