Read more at Donga.com

— by Yoo Yoon-jong: Ludwig van Beethoven introduced the sound of birds at the end of the second movement of his Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral.” Those who listen to the score would easily recognize the sound of cuckoo played by clarinets. Flute imitates the sound of nightingale while oboe represents quail. People’s love for the sound of birds dates back a long time and it has often been captured in music. The sound of birds has also been expressed in gukak (Korean traditional music), such as “Sae Taryeong,” a folk song from South Jeolla Province…

Image courtesy of the Dong-A Ilbo