It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Myung-Whun Chung

Myung-Whun Chung is one of the leading conductors of his generation. Also a prize-winning pianist, he is particularly noted for his interpretations of the music of French composer Olivier Messiaen.

There has rarely been as talented a group of siblings as Myung-Whun and his two older sisters, cellist Myung-Wha Chung (born 1944) and violinist Kyung-Wha Chung (born 1948). Myung-Whun made his performing debut as a pianist in Seoul at the age of 7. At 8, he flew to Seattle, WA, to begin his American musical studies. He attended the Mannes School, and later the Juilliard School in New York. His teachers there were Nadia Reisenberg (piano) and Carl Bramburger (conducting).

Chung won the New York Times piano competition in 1970. He made a conducting debut back in Seoul in 1971, conducting the Korean Symphony Orchestra. In 1974, he entered the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow as a pianist, winning second prize. He and his sisters began performing as a trio while he continued conducting studies at Juilliard, conducting both the New York Youth Orchestra and the Pre-College Orchestra of the Juilliard School. Carlo Maria Giulini, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, engaged Chung as his assistant in 1978. Two years later on Giulini's recommendation, the orchestra named Chung its associate conductor. In 1984, Chung became music director and principal conductor of the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra in Germany. He made his triumphant New York debut in 1986 conducting the Metropolitan Opera's production of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra. Later in 1986, he also delivered a brilliant performance in Paris of Prokofiev's rarely heard opera The Fiery Angel. In 1987, he was appointed principal guest conductor of the Teatro Communale of Florence, Italy (1987-1992). He received two major Italian awards during this period, the Premio Abbiata and the 1989 Arturo Toscanini Prize. In 1989 Chung became music director of the Opéra-Paris-Bastille. His performances included Messiaen's Saint-François d'Assise and Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District. He became noted for his renditions of the complex music of Messiaen. The composer rewarded Chung by dedicating and entrusting the world premiere of his last work, the Concert à quatre (1994), to him. In 1992, the French government awarded him the Legion of Honor for his contributions to the Paris Opera. After leaving the Bastille Opera post he has been principal conductor of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra.

He seeks a closer relationship between the two parts of his divided country, and has premiered the music of Isang Yun, a South Korean-born composer with similar views.

He also promotes an anti-drug message in his concerts, leading him in 1992 to be named Ambassador of the Drug Control Program at the United Nations. He was 1995's UNESCO "Man of the Year" and in 1996 won the highest cultural award of the Korean government. He returned to Korea to become music director of the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, and is the first Honorary Cultural Ambassador for Korea.
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Italian Overtures

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Title: La Favola D'orfeo, Opera, Sv 318

1. La Favola D'orfeo, Opera, Sv 318: Toccata

Composer: Giovanni Pergolesi
Title: L'olimpiade, Opera In 3 Acts

2. L'olimpiade, Opera In 3 Acts: Sinfonia

Composer: Domenico Cimarosa
Title: Il Maestro Di Cappella, Intermezzo For Baritone & Orchestra

3. Il Maestro Di Cappella, Intermezzo For Baritone & Orchestra: Sinfonia

Composer: Luigi Cherubini
Title: Démophoon, Tragédie-lyrique In 3 Acts

4. Démophoon, Tragédie-lyrique In 3 Acts: Overture

Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Title: Guillaume Tell (William Tell), Opera

5. Guillaume Tell (William Tell), Opera: Overture

Title: Overture To L'italiana In Algeri (The Italian Girl In Algiers)

6. Overture To L'italiana In Algeri (The Italian Girl In Algiers): Overture

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Title: Don Pasquale, Opera

7. Don Pasquale, Opera: Sinfonia

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Title: I Capuleti E I Montecchi, Opera

8. I Capuleti E I Montecchi, Opera: Sinfonia

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Title: La Forza Del Destino, Opera

9. La Forza Del Destino, Opera: Sinfonia / Ouverture

Title: La Traviata, Opera

10. La Traviata, Opera: Prelude

Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
Title: La Gioconda, Opera In 4 Acts

11. La Gioconda, Opera In 4 Acts: Preludio

Composer: Pietro Mascagni
Title: L'amico Fritz, Opera (commedia Lyrica) In 3 Acts

12. L'amico Fritz, Opera (commedia Lyrica) In 3 Acts: Preludietto

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[66, 103, 99, 103, 102, 79, 79, 118, 96, 84, 79, 114, 70, 97, 93, 92, 65, 82, 116, 69, 78, 95, 108, 96, 64, 76, 102, 101, 64, 87, 92, 66, 69, 114, 84, 122, 119, 96, 102, 122, 84, 73, 115, 124, 102, 95, 83, 75, 127, 95, 109, 121, 124, 107, 85, 125, 80, 81, 75, 123, 113, 88, 122, 66, 100, 88, 91, 101, 108, 77, 108, 94, 110, 120, 69, 111, 126, 82, 107, 81, 69, 108, 127, 91, 69, 117, 122, 125, 93, 112, 117, 94, 83, 116, 124, 87, 82, 74, 66, 123, 105, 122, 115, 124, 75, 113, 114, 126, 91, 123, 111, 125, 93, 94, 93, 108, 77, 88, 69, 103, 126, 126, 73, 123, 105, 93, 81, 71, 90, 117, 99, 77, 77, 70, 88, 98, 127, 100, 97, 83, 117, 79, 77, 84, 104, 99, 126, 124, 118, 94, 71, 119, 108, 92, 74, 113, 110, 101, 67, 103, 123, 67, 83, 83, 104, 100, 112, 65, 124, 79, 111, 94, 64, 95, 72, 84, 72, 109, 126, 67, 114, 115, 116, 122, 69, 71, 109, 102, 77, 122, 102, 80, 117, 103, 75, 105, 114, 82, 103, 85, 103, 98, 111, 87, 77, 73, 122, 80, 75, 121, 68, 92, 113, 71, 110, 113, 127, 117, 126, 96, 122, 114, 96, 91, 82, 85, 77, 108, 112, 79, 111, 120, 126, 106, 116, 87, 94, 76, 100, 100, 102, 91, 70, 120, 66, 124, 102, 105, 70, 66, 102, 67, 70, 76, 83, 104, 94, 65, 78, 108, 104, 107, 105, 99, 107, 123, 92, 96, 77, 97, 124, 68, 106, 88, 75, 114, 90, 68, 79, 98, 73, 108, 126, 76, 98, 77, 90, 99, 96, 68, 95, 69, 115, 84, 95, 97, 100, 93, 117, 122, 103, 125, 94, 88, 76, 69, 83, 83, 74, 73, 104, 104, 120, 105, 72, 121, 90, 75, 113, 94, 124, 81, 81, 127, 101, 71, 114, 112, 124, 117, 81, 70, 86, 80, 118, 125, 101, 116, 122, 127, 86, 67, 89, 111, 110, 65, 113, 105, 116, 79, 99, 99, 87, 79, 102, 99, 94, 114, 95, 82, 125, 119, 126, 93, 124, 117, 126, 81, 74, 97, 123, 80, 68, 92, 101, 112, 73, 75, 123, 108, 83, 111, 114, 91, 103, 124, 115, 84, 91, 65, 117, 75, 121, 82, 107, 106, 105, 90, 71, 97, 88, 122, 122, 87, 67, 68, 109, 71, 115, 102, 113, 73, 65, 123, 121, 113, 68, 123, 78, 85, 126, 96, 97, 80, 94, 102, 111, 84, 118, 91, 85, 94, 81, 87, 102, 83, 81, 74, 79, 70, 82, 86, 125, 114, 110, 95, 76, 70, 103, 108, 115, 90, 90, 88, 110, 105, 67, 112, 127, 89, 127, 84, 117, 68, 64, 87, 95, 67, 122, 110, 76, 89, 114, 102, 82, 115, 96, 92, 85, 99, 97, 104, 117, 69, 103, 116, 90, 119, 126, 64, 70, 64, 70, 102, 122, 119, 91, 108, 126, 115, 77, 115, 83, 85, 82, 100, 112, 78, 93, 115, 108, 124]