Richard Dudas – Fantasia on Lyun Joon Kim’s Elegy (2009)
for alto saxophone and orchestra
Music ©2009 Richard Dudas. Performed by Sam-Jong Shim, saxophone, with the Hanyang University Symphony Orchestra, Eunsong Park, conductor.
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 piano, which was created in 2011 at the request of saxophonist Kenneth Tse. The original orchestral version was premièred in 2009 by saxophonist Sam-Jong Shim with the Hanyang University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Eunsong Park.