Secret Love Affair Jukebox Part 6: The Final Pieces Yoo Ah In Plays On Episode 15-16
We are at the end of our little amusement. Can I cry? Not because the ending is bad, not at all. Everything is so beautiful in this drama from the beginning to the end, including the music, that I feel sad we have to bid our farewell so soon to the world of Secret Love Affair, an illicit world that ironically brings the honesty and sincerity of human through classical music, and the not-so-secret-pair Lee Seon Jae the angel and Oh Hye Won the elegant slave to our embrace.
There are only 2 pieces that Yoo Ah In plays during episode 15 to 16; Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K.511 and Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81.
As mentioned previously, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81 has four movements: Allegro, ma non tanto; Dumka: Andante con moto; Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace; and Finale: Allegro. From episode 15 throughout 16 they play all the movements of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81.
It seems the writer wants to make Dvorak a Lee Sun Jae’s theme as his statement against the corrupted world. Dvořák himself was known to express his feelings and support the national liberation movement using elements of Slavic folk music in his compositions. This piece was directly influenced by the political situation in Bohemia of his time.
In Secret Love Affair, this piece represents a statement against the hypocrisy and bribery of the Seo Han Arts University. Lee Sun Jae plays together with his outcast friends, showing the true passion for music to all the people, before they give up their student life and turn in their scholarships, grants, and student cards. Check them out~
When Park Jong Hoon (Professor Jo) reading his friend’s message
When Oh Hye Won listening to Lee Sun Jae & friends performance
When Lee Sun Jae rehearsing with his friends again
The final performance, when they bid farewell to the academy
Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K.511 is another piece that Lee Seon Jae plays in this last two episodes. It was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s melancholy late work and represents a work of great maturity and life-experience. It reveals layers and subtleties one may not have spotted the first time around. You have to keep practice playing it again and again. And therefore, it’s a work that can never truly be considered “finished”. The same is true of Sun Jae and Hye Won’s love story. They’re never “finished”, they separate only for the time being, and their souls are always united.
Check the beautiful interpretation from Sun Jae on this score~
The solo performance
The performance in front of his besties, dedicated to Hye Won
Secret Love Affair OST is out May 15. However they do not include the original soundtracks such as opening, ending, or background theme songs. They only release classical music pieces that were played in this series. In case you’re interested, here are the Yesasia links to purchase the album: without drama poster and with the drama poster in tube.
Thank you for giving us a short but memorable performance and beautiful music, show!