The Rewritten MemoriesUniversal Music Group Korea
South Korean pianist and composer Yiruma is celebrating 20 years since his debut album with a new recording, The Rewritten Memories, out now via Universal Music Group Korea. It features brand-new orchestral arrangements of some of his best-loved works from the past two decades, including the globally popular ‘River Flows In You' – dubbed "the ‘Clair de lune' of the 21st century" (Classic FM) – and ‘Kiss The Rain'.
The Rewritten Memories is Yiruma's first orchestral studio album and features the composer himself on piano. "It was a challenging yet interesting experience," he says, describing the recording of the album with the Korean Symphony Orchestra during the Covid-19 pandemic. "The entire orchestra members couldn't gather simultaneously and had to record part by part." Yet the opportunity to collaborate with so many musicians was a refreshing change for Yiruma, who, like most composers, usually writes alone.
Cho Seong-jin & Yiruma perform for World Piano Day / The Korea Times
The Korea Times Park Ji-won writes....In addition to Cho and Yiruma, renowned pianists Lang Lang, Balmorhea, Jan Lisiecki, Maria Joao Pires, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Rudolf Buchbinder, Daniil Trifonov, Katia & Marielle Labeque, Joep Beving, Alice Sara Ott, Kit Armstrong, Rui Massena and Chad Lawson will play iconic classics and contemporary works, Universal Music said in a press release. Cho will pl...