[Reporter Jin Hyang-hee, Daily Economy Star Today]

Chae Seung-gi, a classical music writer and master baritone, has published an unprecedented musical transcript called ‘The Last Classic (Act 1, Scene 2)’ (published by Digital Books). Baritone Chae Seung-gi’s bold first step toward popularizing classics.

Chae Seung-gi is also planning a crossover concert and music production for popular songs in the second half of this year to commemorate publication.

The theme of ‘The Last Classic (Act 1, Scene 2)’ is “like the life of composers who spend in a cramped and frustrating room to present a piece of work to the world, as if the ‘cloak’, which is dangerous to miners, is a site of noble life.” He digs into extremely human episodes of music masters who have only known noblely, such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Wagner.

Chae Seung-gi is a full-time scholarship student at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody School of Music, one of the top three prestigious music schools in the United States, and is a finalist in the Metropolitan Competition, and is a vocalist with brilliant specifications such as a brand concert called ‘Chae Seung-gi’s Talk Classic.’

Nevertheless, Chae Seung-gi faces the prejudice of’classy’ classical music, just as’sublime’ musicians eat, drink, sleep, love, fight, and eventually die.

Chae Seung-gi is a favorite song of traditional songs such as ‘Spring Days Go’, and when he sings Rossini’s ‘La Danza’, he even reveals his ability as a rapper with a parlando.

The recent signing of an exclusive contract with DH Arena, a culture and arts planning company by Lee Dong-ho, who’s widely known as the manager of Shin Sung-woo, also shows his strong commitment to crossover.

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