Date: 2013 June 25
Theme: Anniversary of Korean People’s Victory in War
Place: People’s Theatre
Audience: senior party, state and army officials, people from all walks of life, youth and students in Pyongyang.
KJU not present
Published: YouTube https://youtu.be/j8WQxWiTTDQ
Quality: not bad. 720 × 480.
00.42 애국가 Egukka National anthem 愛国歌
02.29 비둘기야 높이날아라 Pidulgiya nophi narara White Dove, Fly high 鳩よ高く飛べ
Composition: Ri Jong-o 리종오, lyrics: Sin Un-ho 신운호, 1991
So Un-hyang + female quartet as choir: Jang Song-mi (pink), Kim Hyang (pink), Pak Kum-hui (turquoise), Kim Song-hui (turquoise)
Sam Yang’s better version here https://youtu.be/GULcsQF_flA’
This Sam Yang’s video was my introduction to Unhasu Orchestra, and the immediate fascination that the orchestra and So Un-hyang made on me was very strong. The song is one of the internationally best known North Korean songs.
07.21 노래 련곡 Nore ryŏngok Medley メドレー of songs before the war
07.51 조선행진곡 Chosŏn hengjingok March of Korea 朝鮮行進曲
Composition & lyrics: Kim Won-gyun 김원균, 1945
09.16 새봄의 노래 Sebom ye nore Song of new spring 新春の歌
Composition: Ri Myon-sang 리면상 李冕相, lyrics: Kim Jo-gyu 김조규, 1948
The new spring is said to be a metaphor for the passing of the winter of Japanese occupation and the new beginning of independent North Korea.
Kim Kyong-hui (violet), Pak Kum-hui (turquoise), Ri Kum-hyok, Kim Kyong-ho
10.38 밭갈이노래 Patkari nore Plowing song 畑を耕す歌
Composition: Ham Hong-gun 함홍근, lyrics: group, 1947
11.43 녀성의 노래 Nyŏsŏng ye nore Women’s song 女性の歌
Composition: Kim Ok-jang 김옥성, lyrics: Ri Won-u 리원우, 1947
Female quintet: Kim Kyong-hui (violet), Pak Kum-hui (turquoise), Kim Hyang (pink), Ro Un-pyol (yellow), Kim Song-hui (turquoise)
13.05 구국투쟁가 Kuguk thujengga Song of National Salvation Struggle 救国闘争歌
Composition: Pak Han-gyu 박한규, lyrics: Ri Wonu 리원우, 1948
Rom Sung-hui (orange), Kang Kyong-hun
16.04 인민공화국선포의 노래 Inmingonghwaguk sŏnphoye nore Song of the Proclamation of the People’s Republic 人民共和国宣布の歌
Composition: Pak Han-gyu 박한규, lyrics: Kim U-chol 김우철, 1948
Orchestra & choir
18.30 미제의 전쟁음모 Mije ye jŏnjen gŭmmo American imperialist plot to start the war 米帝の戦争陰謀128
화면음악 = 画面音楽 = screen music, from some film or TV drama, no specific info.
20.12 보물찾아내기 Pomulchaja negi Finding a treasure 宝物を見つける
No creation info
Five small kids to the stage; from the 평양학생소년궁전 Pyongyang School Children’s Palace
21.13 아름다운 우리 나라 Arŭmdaun uri nara Our beautiful country 美しい我が国
No creation info
Two children added from the same afternoon school
23.05 US attack according to NK historiography, presumably in 25 June 1950
23.41 조국보위의 노래 Jogukbowi ye nore Song of defending motherland 祖国防衛の歌
Composition: Ri Myon-sang 리면상, lyrics: Jo Ryong-chul 조령출, 1950
26.53 사랑은 내 조국에 증오는 원쑤에게 Sarangŭn ne joguge jŭngonŭn wŏnssuege Love for my home country, hatred for the enemy 愛は私の祖国に、憎しみは敵に
텔레비죤련속극 《붉은 흙》 중에서 From a serial TV drama ”Red Earth”, no other info
Unknown flutist + Kim Myong-sin 김명신
30.41 천백배 복수하자 Chŏnbekbe poksuhaja Let’s revenge a hundred thousand times 千百倍の復讐をしよう
No creation info
Jang Yong-ok 장영옥
34.24 문경고개 Mungyŏng Koge Mungyong Pass 聞慶峠
Composition: Ri Myon-sang 리면상, 1950
Orchestra, conductor Yun Pom-ju
42.48 내 나라의 푸른 하늘 Ne naraye phurŭn hanŭl The blue skies of my country 私の国の青空
Composition: Ho Kum-jong 허금종, lyrics: Ku Hui-chol 구희철, 1986
Kim Jong-mi in piano in this concert; a different person in almost every concert.
47.21 죽음을 미제침략자들에에게 Jukŭmŭl mijechimryakja tŭrege Death to American imperialist aggressors 死を米帝侵略者に
Composition: Choe Ryu-bin 최류빈, 1960
Kim Kyong-ho 김경호
50.00 핵과 평화 Hekkwa pyŏngwa Nukes and Peace 核と平和
Pek Sung-ran narration
Background melody: Pidulgiya nophi narara, which So Un-hyang sang at the beginning of the concert
Pek mentions KJU at 56.46, but he never appeared on the screen
57.09 우리의 총창우에 평화가 있다 Uriye chongchangue phyŏngwaga itta Peace is on our bayonets 我らの銃槍の上に平和がある
Composition: Ri Jong-o 리종오, lyrics: Jong Un-ok 정은옥, 1993
Hwang Un-mi; her strong interpretation, rather than the usual grande finale, was placed at the end of the concert.
01.01.53 Ending ceremonies
Not even one KJU song also in this concert. The theme of the concert was a musical historical narrative, and UO stuck systematically to it, not performing any modern songs. A very academic approach.