On Stage at Curtis

Cellist Youna Choi Graduation Recital

Cellist Youna Choi’s graduation recital. Youna is from Seoul, South Korea and studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. She held the Mimi Lane and Robert Durham Annual Fellowship.

Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Youna Choi, cello

The six suites for unaccompanied cello by Bach are popular among performers. Youna performs the most popular of his six, Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 believed to have been composed in 1720. The movements are marked: Prélude; Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Bourrée; Gigue.

David Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39
Youna Choi, cello; Jungeun Kim, piano

Elfentanz, Op. 39 requires high technical skill from the cellist. David Popper was a Bohemian cellist and composer who wrote this piece in 1881. This short piece is delightful to hear.

Haydn: Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2
Youna Choi, cello; Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Born in 1732, Joseph Haydn was considered a prolific Austrian composer. Haydn: Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2 was composed in 1783. The first movement Allegro moderato can be described as leisurely and soothing, the second movement much slower Adagio and the final movement Allegro is in rondo form.

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