Musician Yun I Sang

Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) — The 18th Yun I Sang concert was a big success.

The concert has been an annual event since Juche 71 (1982).

All music pieces of Yun I Sang performed at the concert were acclaimed by the audience as they truthfully reflected the spirit of the country and the fellow countrymen.

Yun with a career of over four decades as a prominent composer since the 1940s devoted himself to the struggle for democracy against fascism and for national reunification in South Korea and conducted patriotic creative activities for the country and the nation abroad.

A symphony “Kwangju will always be remembered”, a cantata “My Land, My Nation”, “Song of Democracy and Unity” and his many other music works are unique in composing and based on the national tradition. He created more than 150 pieces of contemporary music in his lifetime.

In October Juche 76 (1987) the President Kim Il Sung received yun and attended his concert to appreciate the performance of the cantata “My Land, My Nation”.

The President highly praised Yun for his patriotism and will for reunification reflected in his work and spoke highly of his activities to demonstrate the resourcefulness of the nation in the modern music circle in Europe. And he placed his profound trust in yun so that he might do his bit for the development of music in the homeland.

The Yun I Sang Music Institute was established in Juche 73 (1984) and serves as a famous center for exchanging music pieces on theme of reunification as it is positively contributing to the development of musical art in the country and the national reunification. Seminars on Yun I Sang music have been held since Juche 77 (1988) and the Yun I Sang orchestra has been inaugurated.

Yun’s works and western classical music are presented by top-notch Korean musicians at the Yun I Sang concert.

Yun I Sang is praised by the Korean people as a “pride of the nation.”

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