Secret Love Affair Jukebox Part 2: The Music Scores Yoo Ah In Plays on Episode 3 to 5
Secret Love Affair has been spoiling our ears with the beautiful music, in addition to the awesome-sauce storyline and fantastic acting of the two lead actors. Moving on from the Secret Love Affair Jukebox Part 1, let’s find out what inside the Secret Love Affair Jukebox Part 2.
From the lullaby Seon Jae plays for Hye Won, to cute Twinkle Twinkle Little Star that sweeps me off my feet, and the joyful duet on episode 5, the classical music performance makes the drama so much fun to watch.
But first, since there are repeated questions of whether Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae play the piano for real, or whether they use substitute actors (real pianist) for their fingers, let me once again emphasize that both Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae play all the musical pieces by themselves. They do not use substitute actors/pianists either for hands, fingers, or figures. They do not use CG whatsoever.
The music pieces were recorded first by the professional musicians. Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae memorized all the scores and played exactly like the real pianists do to the scores. Their fingering on the black and white keys precisely follows the music notes. Read how they practiced the pieces here and here, PD Ahn Pan Seok asked the expert judgment about the final result here too, and famous pianist Park Jong Hoon (he plays as Professor Jo in this drama) praised Yoo Ah In’s acting playing the piano here.
Some numbers, such as Schubert’s Fantasia D.940, and Tchaikovsky’s April Snowdrop have been showcased on episode 2. But they perform the pieces again on episode 5, with one in different arrangement and the other with different feels. Both are equally awesome. Now here is the list~
12 Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” for piano in C major, K. 265 (K. 300e) by Mozart
[A piano composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composed when he was around 25 years old (1781 or 1782). The French melody first appeared in 1761, and has been used for many children’s songs, such as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and the “Alphabet Song”]
Mozart’s Sonata for Piano Four Hands in C major KV 521: Allegro
So full of fun!
Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy in C major Op. 15 (D. 760)
[It is widely considered Schubert’s most technically demanding composition for the piano. Schubert himself said “the devil may play it”, in reference to his own inability to do so properly]
Solo arrangement of Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor D. 940
Chopin’s Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major
[This study in reach and arpeggios focuses on stretching the fingers of the right hand. The American music critic James Huneker (1857–1921) compared the “hypnotic charm” that these “dizzy acclivities and descents exercise for eye as well as ear” to the frightening staircases]
Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op. 37: “April Snowdrop”
A sweet lullaby for Hye Won
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All videos provided by: JTBC. Music information: Wikipedia