THE

BURNING HEART

YEAR

2012

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Solo Piano

 

DURATION

14 minutes

 

MOVEMENTS

I. Bound 
II. Night without end

III. Pronoun 
IV. The whispering snow 

V. Tangled 
VI. The changing tides 

 

COMMISSIONED BY

Yoon Chung

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

April 8, 2013

Tzu-yin Huang

University of Michigan

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

The Burning Heart is a suite of six movements for piano derived from the composers Burning Heart Anthologies originaly for Voice and Piano and the orchestral songs of the same name. The settings included substantial music for the piano that could be used as songs without words. The work, inspired by ancient Japanese Haiku poetry, combines the piano and voice music into a synthesis of a new solo work.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

May 24, 2013: Yoon Chung, Temple de la Servette, Geneva, Switzerland

April 18, 2013: Yoon Chung, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA