KBS Classic FM to Perform Secret Love Affair OST Live July 21, CD Out July 24
(screencapped by DC)
Prior to the release of Secret Love Affair OST CD (that will include all the background music scores in the drama) scheduled on
July 22 [update: July 24], KBS Classic FM for the World Music Program will deliver live music from Secret Love Affair original soundtracks in honor of the drama’s music director PD Lee Nam Yeon, Monday, July 21, from 6 to 8 pm KST (GMT+8).
Pianist Song Young Min, the pianist who taught Yoo Ah In piano lessons and recorded all Seon Jae’s pieces, and Secret Love Affair classical music supervisor Kim So Hyeong, will perform all the scores.
Not only the classical pieces, they will also perform all the background songs, the opening and closing titles of the drama composed by PD Lee Nam Yeon that we’ve been searching for. For instance the “motorcycle song”~
For the international fans who wish to listen to the live radio performance, go to www.kbs.co.kr, click “on air”, and click “1FM”. The OST performance will start on 7 pm KST.
According to Song Young Min’s blog, the classical segment will be from 6 to 8 pm, but KBS FM will only air the Secret Love Affair OST starting from 7 to 8 pm.
He also stated that it will be going to be an OST centered around Seon Jae and Hye Won, which means all the scores will give off the feelings once again to listeners that it’s Sun Jae and Hye Won playing the songs just like in the drama, and it’s the story of Sun Jae and Hye Won, not pianist Song Young Min or Kim So Hyung.
The segment will include the interviews with both pianists and behind the stories about each score, each episode that each piece included, and why the drama’s musical director picked each of the scores for certain scenes.
Besides the same scores that we’ve listened in the drama, they will perform the new or unreleased pieces which were recorded for the drama but edited out in the end.
Song Young Min explains that for the radio performance and CD purposes, he had to re-record some scores to match the original feelings the drama had. For example, after re-recording the coda of Beethoven’s Appasionata that Seon Jae played in episode 2, they were so surprised because the result was very different from the drama version when they compared it again.
It’s because the version from episode 2 doesn’t perform 100% perfect technical skill, and gives off the feeling of someone (Seon Jae) who has grown up in a poor environment, practicing on his own, and that this is the first time he is being acknowledged by someone.
He says that he thinks he was able to convey this feeling in his playing because during the filming of the series, he really started living in the drama, and he saw day in day out Yoo Ah In playing this role.
On top of that, when he recorded it, he was really playing in front of Kim Hee Ae and Yoo Ah In. These factors made him play with the same state of mind that Sun Jae had, and that’s why he could convey that nervousness and trembling in the version in episode 2. After having the discussion, the music team decided to remaster the version, and it will be included in the CD too.
Sounds very exciting! Can’t wait to listen to the live radio performance and grab the OST!
Special thanks to Cecilia of baidu for the translations