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윤심덕 / Yun Sinduk / Yun Shim-Deok

September 15, 2019

 

 

윤심덕, 사의 찬미 / Yoon Shim Deok, the Praise of Love (1926)

 

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‘Danube River’ (사의 찬미) composed by Iosif Ivanovici in 1926.

 

Yun was born in Pyongyang, educated in Tokyo (one of the first Koreans at the Tokyo School of Music), and dogged by scandal for much of her short career. She became quite popular as a singer, especially with this track. She committed suicide along with her lover in 1926 aboard a ferry traveling from Japan to Busan, Korea. They threw themselves overboard.

 

Wikipedia : Born July 25, 1897North Pyongan Died August 4, 1926 (age 29)Japan seaNationality Chosun, Korean Empire Professional singer, singer, actor Genre Western Classical Music Activity Period 1924-1926

 

Born in Pyongyang as the second daughter of four siblings, she was moved to Jinnampo shortly after birth. Her father, Yun Ho Byung, and her mother, Kim, were both devout Christians, and they sent their children to school for new education, even though they had a difficult economic life. Yoon Shim Deok graduated from Soongui Girls' School, sister and sister Lee Cheongdang, and younger brother graduated from Yeonhee College. Yun's brothers were all talented in music. Her younger sister was a pianist and younger brother Yoon Gi-sung was a baritone singer. My younger brother is Yoon Sung-duk, who played a piano piece for four hands, a kind of piano duet at the Tokyo Conservatoire's Alumni Association, which was organized by the Chosun Christian Youth Association in 1920.After graduating from Soongui Girls' School in Pyongyang, Yoon Shim Deok first attended Pyongyang Girls' High School and Kyungsung Girls' High School to become doctors and teachers. Chosun Governor-General was selected as a foreign student and went to Tokyo. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin, she graduated from Tokyo Conservatoire. Yoon Shim Deok was the first Korean student at the Tokyo Conservatoire. Yoon Shim-deok was an active person, so she worked well with the male international students in Tokyo. It is said to have been a confident character with a tall, long western appearance.

 

In 1921, he participated in a tour planned by international students and met Kim Woo-jin, a playwright and a student at Waseda University. Kim Woo-jin was a married man with a wife and children. After returning to Tokyo in 1924, she returned to Korea as his first soprano. However, his personal problems were not solved well because he was not employed as a teacher and suffered financial difficulties and confusion. After escaping the scandal that she became a concubine of the sort, Kim Woo-jin's recommendation led her to enter the Towolhoe and work as an actor. She also recorded a praise of Sasa, one of the first popular songs in Korea.Yoon Shim-duk, who went to the Nitto record company in Osaka to record records in 1926, recorded the praise of the company, and on August 3 that year, with the Kim Woo-jin, a ferry to Kujumaru from Shimonoseki to Busan. 4th day, while passing by Tsushima Island at 4 am Suicide.

 

At that time, the Dong-A Ilbo reported their suicide on August 5, 1926, in terms of society.“A woman named Deoksu-hwan (boat name) who left Hagwan (Shimonoseki) and headed to Busan on the 3rd of the past three days passed by Tsushima Island around 4 am on the 4th of the day. Hugging and suddenly throwing herself into the sea on the deck, she committed suicide, they immediately stopped and searched. There were forty won and ornaments, and Kim Woo-jin's one included twenty won in cash and a gold watch. This was the first time a Joseon had committed an affair (情 死-companionship suicide) on a ferry. ”Based on the true story, the film director Kim Ho-sun produced the movie `` Sanit's Praise '', which was starred by Lim Sung-min and Roh Hee-hee.

 

 

유성기로 듣던 여명의 한국 가곡사 _ Korean early vocalists at SP Disc Era 1906-1960

 

From the review of this CD: "Dated in a positive way is the interpretation of Ivanovich: "The Praise of the Dead" by 윤심덕/ Yoon, Shim-Deok with high notes and subtle rhythm pauses. "The Resurrection Song" in classical style with piano by 윤심덕/ Yun, Shim-Deok shows inspiration recognizable of church purposes (protestant movement). This song was written by Yoon Shim Deok and Yoon Seong Deok in 1926."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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