Secret Love Affair Jukebox Part 4: The Scores Yoo Ah In Plays on Episode 9-10
Our little enjoyment of classic music part 4 is back, with the genius Lee Seon Jae (Yoo Ah In), who finally gives his first piano concerto accompanied by an orchestra.
The purpose of this concerto is to record Lee Seon Jae’s performance and send it to the Bussoni Piano Competition Preliminary Selections. Normally, the Bussoni preliminary selection phase takes place sometimes around August every year, and the jury will choose the 24 candidates who will enter the final round the following year.
The concerto takes place in Incheon Arts & Cultural Center. Secret Love Affair films most of the episodes in this place as well. In his first concerto, Yoo Ah In is accompanied by Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra. Once again, Yoo Ah In does not use stand-in or substitute actor. He did fingering all the black and white keys after the scores for real. The result: utterly beautiful and sexy!
Just like the previous episode, Yoo Ah In plays Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, because it’s the piece that Lee Seon Jae chooses to play in his concerto. Besides, this score is written for solo piano and symphony orchestra, closely resembling a piano concerto.
For the Encore Performance, he plays Brahms Six Pieces for Piano, Op.118 Intermezzo No.2, as Lee Seon Jae’s “love letter” to Oh Hye Won. Interestingly, The Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, are some of the most beloved items that Johannes Brahms wrote for, and dedicated to Clara Schumann, whom both had almost similar love story as Lee Seon Jae and Oh Hye Won does (click our article about it here). Let’s check on the videos~
1) Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini
2) Brahms Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118 No. 2. Intermezzo in A major. Andante Teneramente
In this scene, Yoo Ah In plays both pieces in preparing for orchestra collaboration
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op. 43
This is an orchestra practice scene with Kim Hee (Oh Hye Won)
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op. 43 with Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra
In this 5 minute-length piano concerto, Yoo Ah In plays five out of 24 Variations:
Introduction: Allegro vivace
Variation 2: L’istesso tempo
Variation 13: Allegro (D minor)
Variation 14: L’istesso tempo (F major)
Variation 18: Andante cantabile (D flat major)
Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso
A mind-blowing performance! Bravoooo!!
Brahms Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118 No. 2. Intermezzo in A major. Andante Teneramente
This is Lee Seon Jae’s Encore Performance scene
Looking forward to more fantastic piano playing from Master Sik in the future episodes of Secret Love Affair 🙂
Source: JTBC, wikipedia