By Jean-Pierre Ferey, Sung Hee Park, and Yuki Koyama. By Adolphe-Charles Adam, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Durante, George Frideric Handel, Giovanni Baptista Pergolesi, Giulio Caccini, Insik Lee, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Julius Benedict, Leo Delibes, and Reynaldo Hahn. Classical. CD. Naxos #DSK3174. Published by Naxos (NX.DSK3174).
The first recording of Korean soprano Sung Hee Park, this recital includes pieces inspired by the themes of birds and love, with original pieces and transcriptions for soprano, flute and piano. Among the recorded pieces are some famous pieces from the classical vocal repertoire as well as more unusual works like the Delibes or Reynaldo Hahn melodies, and the first performance of Arirang Melisma by Korean composer Insik Lee, inspired by Arirang, the most famous traditional Korean song. A recipient of the Best Music Award of the Republic of Korea and appointed Ambassador for culture and arts by the Korean government, Sung Hee Park is representing Korea. After studying in Seoul, she went to Adria National Conservatory, and was the first Asian individual to receive a doctorate from Corso Bienno. This is also the first recording for Japanese flutist Yuki Koyama, who won first prize at the 6th Kobe International Flute Competition at age 15 and now is the first solo flute of the Finnish Radio Orchestra in Helsinki.