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Dreisam-Nore

Solo for Flute (1975)


In my piece for the flute, Dreisam-Nore (Nore is Korean for song), I have attempted to describe musically my thoughts about the little river Dreisam which flows through Freiburg.

I have tried to combine its flowing, lively and life-giving elements with the experience of tranquility that the perpetual movement of the water can impart. 

This piece expresses something comparable to the words of the Chinese Taoist philosopher Zhuang Zi (BC 370 - 280). 

The highest beauty belongs to the Cosmos. But let us not waste words on it. Four Seasons govern our year. They do not search for meaning. Nature exists in harmony. But it does not reveal itself to us. 

Younghi Pagh-Paan (1975)



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