Richard Dudas – Fantasia on Lyun Joon Kim’s Elegy (2009)
for alto saxophone and piano
Music ©2009 Richard Dudas. Performed by Kenneth Tse, saxophone, Rebecca Tse, piano.
Fantasia on Lyun Joon Kim’s Elegy was composed in 2009 for the 70th anniversary of Hanyang University, of which Lyun Joon Kim was the founder. Also a poet and composer, Lyun Joon Kim wrote many Korean art songs, from which the Elegy is one of the more widely-known in Korea. This rhapsodic fantasia on Kim’s melody also exists in a version for alto saxophone and orchestra, which was premièred in 2009 by the Hanyang University Symphony Orchestra and saxophonist Sam-Jong Shim. This version, for alto saxophone and piano, was created in 2011 at the request of saxophonist Kenneth Tse.