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date: 24 February 2020

Yun, Isanglocked

  • H. Kunz

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(b Duk San, San Chun Gun, Tongyong [now Chung Mu], Sept 17, 1917; d Berlin, Nov 3, 1995). Korean-German composer. Son of the poet Yun Ki Hyon, he began to write music at the age of 14 and went on to study at the Osaka Conservatory and in Tokyo with Ikenouchi. During World War II he participated in underground activities against the Japanese, was imprisoned (1943) and lived in hiding until the liberation. In 1945 he helped in the reconstruction of Korean cultural life. From 1946 he taught music in Tongyong (now Chung Mu), Pusan, and, after the Korean War (1953), in Seoul. As the recipient of the 1955 Seoul City Award, he travelled to Europe for further study. He was a pupil of Pierre Revel at the Paris Conservatoire (1956–7) and of Boris Blacher, Josef Rufer and Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (...

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