At Korea's Han Eum Academy of Music, two polar opposites, both exceptionally gifted students afflicted by past traumas, form an outwardly unlikely romantic relationship.






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Series cast summary:
Joo Won ...  Cha Yoo-jin 16 episodes, 2014
Eun-kyung Shim ...  Seol Nae-il 16 episodes, 2014
Yun-shik Baek ...  Franz von Stresemann 16 episodes, 2014
Kyung-pyo Go Kyung-pyo Go ...  Yoo Il-rak 16 episodes, 2014
Min-Jung Bae Min-Jung Bae ...  Jung Shi-won 16 episodes, 2014
Do-hee Min Do-hee Min ...  Choi Min-hee 16 episodes, 2014
Se-Hyun Jang Se-Hyun Jang ...  Ma Soo-min 16 episodes, 2014
Bo-Gum Park ...  Lee Yoon-hoo / ... 16 episodes, 2014
Ju-Hyeoung Lee Ju-Hyeoung Lee ...  Goo Seon-jae 16 episodes, 2014
Yoon-woo Jo Yoon-woo Jo ...  Lee Jae-yong 16 episodes, 2014
Byung-joon Lee Byung-joon Lee ...  Do Gang-jae 16 episodes, 2014
Ji-won Ye ...  Song Mi-na 15 episodes, 2014
Ah-Hyeon Lee ...  Yang Sun-young 16 episodes, 2014
Kil-kang Ahn ...  Yoo Won-sang 14 episodes, 2014
Kwon-soo Choi Kwon-soo Choi ...  Cha Yoo-jin (youngster) / ... 14 episodes, 2014
Goong-Yeon Nam Goong-Yeon Nam ...  Ahn Geon-seong 13 episodes, 2014
Min Han Min Han ...  Jang Woo-seong 10 episodes, 2014
Seong-ah Jeong Seong-ah Jeong ...  Lee Dan-ya 9 episodes, 2014
Ji-Sook Kim Ji-Sook Kim ...  Chairwoman 9 episodes, 2014
Yoo-Mi Kim Yoo-Mi Kim ...  Chae Do-gyeong 8 episodes, 2014
Yoel Levi Yoel Levi ...  Sebastiano Viera 8 episodes, 2014
Baek Seo-Bin Baek Seo-Bin ...  Han Seung-oh 7 episodes, 2014
Ji-han Kim Ji-han Kim ...  Im Jae-jung 7 episodes, 2014


Duality exists at the Han Eum Academy of Music in Korea between students of technical expertise but no imagination and students with true but often unbridled passion (labeled "leftovers" after elitist professors snag up all the other students who'll reflect well on their teaching reputations). Maestro Franz von Stresemann, invited to conduct for a year, shakes up the school by forming his own school orchestra, composed entirely from leftovers. Among the students, a free-spirited girl pianist of instinctive brilliance who attaches herself to a boy from the "other side," the dour, accomplished pianist son of a world-renown conductor who, himself, wants to conduct. These two seeming polar opposites form an unlikely but lasting and meaningful relationship while challenging school board members, arrogant teachers, and confounded peers. Written by statmanjeff

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13 October 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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Cantabile Romance See more »

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Im Yoon Ah was considered for the Seol Nae-Il before Shim Eun-Kyung was cast. See more »


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Obvious lack of music knowledge for a music series!
27 January 2018 | by jaime_mon_poilSee all my reviews

How can you write a TV series focused on music while not knowing a thing about music and orchestras? How can you direct a TV series focused on music while not researching it in order to give an accurate result on the screen? And as an actor, you also have to make your own research, to play a musician accurately!!! First, pianists don't move their shoulders, when they play. It looks so fake when I see large shoulders movements on screen! Second, cellists do not hold their bow with their hands upside down! How uncomfortable it might be! Third, when a conductor leads, he does not just wave a stick in the air, as he pleases! There are specific shapes to draw, so that musicians know in which beat they are in the measure. Four, in one episode, some students try to trick Cha Yoo-jin by exchanging their parts: oboe will play the clarinet's melody and clarinet will play the oboe's melody. As if it was hard to distinguish the two! As if Cha Yoo-jin was such a genius to discover the trick... I mean, oboe and clarinet do not sound the same at all! It is really easy to sort them apart. If you don't know music and if you never played in an orchestra, you might get fooled, but anyone who really played in an orchestra knows this series is totally botched.

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