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An Instructional Guide to Teaching Kurtág’s Játékok Volume I to. Beginning and Intermediate Piano Students. Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance), May György Kurtág, Marta Kurtág – Kurtág: Játékok – Music. Játékok is a joyously sprawling collection of tiny piano pieces that György Kurtág has been writing since the s. The music darts in all.

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Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Kurtagg, for example, the seven notes of Flowers We Are, Mere Flowers … … embracing sounds — whose title takes almost as long to read as the piece does to hear — part of the 8th book of Katekok.

Death, love, loyalty and rememberance are frequent themes. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Even so, this is without doubt as fitting a way into this music, played by its most dedicated exponents, as one could wish.

A guide to György Kurtág’s music

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This is one of my favorite piano music recordings. There is a deeply religious, almost monastic, quality to much of the music.

Have one to sell? We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let is exert its influence upon us.


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It’s one of the treasures of 20th- and 21st-century music. If you are a library, university or other jatekkok that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

A Well Named Collection. Share your thoughts with other customers. Among the sequences ajtekok brief homages to Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Ligeti, Farkas Ferenc as well as moments of variations on Bach chorales. This page was last edited kirtag 2 Augustat Most moving are the Bach transcriptions which are beautifully delivered by the fearsome duo of kurtag with his wife.

Some of the pieces are a matter of a few kuetag, others hammer the keyboard in percussive strokes, some pieces are homages to Marta and are played by the dedicatee alone. In the middle of the music’s desperate violence, there is a sudden image of strange stillness, a sound made by six flutes, a tuba, and a piano. What you’re seeing is private, kurtab music-making raised to the level of a joyous miracle.

Their playing dissolves the difference between them and the instrument, and between each other. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

For all this shoddy behaviour, the results aren’t without an appeal,somehow transcending only just being a mere sketch. Playing is just playing. Maybe it was this as much as the actual content that kept the audience in its thrall; yet no one should doubt the concentration of those present over the course of this singular music-making.


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Kurtag’s piano pieces, each dedicated to a friend or hero, are like miniature musical portraits composed kurttag a master artist. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Playing – is just playing. This, to some extent, reveals the lineage of the unique microcosms, which irresistibly involve the listener at their recitals. They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their fingers over it.

A couple in their mids, married for 65 years, play the piano. They are often pieces that use that paradoxical power of the fragment to suggest a timelessness or spaciousness, for example In Memoriam Andras Mihaly, another of the Jatekok.

No one can hear it … There’s nothing to be done … I felt I couldn’t go on, I mustn’t go on …” — just some of the Beckettian aphorisms that stud his interviews with Balint Andras Varga. See offer for details.