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Gyorgy Kurtag

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...quasi una fantasia..., op.27 no.1 (1)
A Kis Csava, for piccolo, guitar & trombone, op.15b (1)
Arioso: Hommage a Walter Levin 85, in Alban Bergs Manier (2)
Aus der Ferne III, for string quartet (4)
Aus der Ferne V for string quartet (3)
Bagatelles (1)
Birthday elegy for Judit (1)
Brefs Messages, op.47 (1)
Capriccios (4), op.9 (1)
Colinda-Balada, op.46 (1)
Die sieben Worte, fragments of Heinrich Schutz's work for piano 4 hands (1)
Double Concerto, op.27 no.2 (1)
Duets (8) for Violin and Cimbalom, op.4 (1)
Einige Satze aus den Sudelbuchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs, op.47 (excerpts) (1)
Eletut Lebenslauf, op.32 (1)
Flowers we are - for Miyako (1)
For Steven: In memoriam Pauline Mara (1)
Grabstein fur Stephan, op.15/c (2)
Gyorgy Kroo in memoriam (1)
Hommage a Halmagyi Mihaly (1)
Hommage a JSB (2)
Hommage a Jacob Obrecht (2)
Hommage a Kadosa (12 Microludes) (1)
Hommage a Mihaly Andras (12 Microludes for string quartet) (4)
Hommage a Robert Schumann, op.15d (5)
Hommage a Schubert (1)
Hommage a Varese (1)
Jatekok (Games) (excerpts) (6)
Jatekok (Games) (9)
» Doina
Jelek, jatekok es uzenetek (Signs, games and messages) for solo double bass (4) (1)
Jelek (1)
Kafka-Fragments, op.24 (3)
Klavierstucke (8), op.3 (1)
Kurtag's Ghosts (1)
Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie, op.31b (4)
Ligatura Y (1)
Message - consolation a Christian Sutter. Alio modo (2)
Messages of the Late Miss R.V. Troussova, op.17 (3)
Microludes (12) (1)
Moments musicaux (6), op.44 (2)
Movement for Viola and Orchestra (1)
New Microludes (12) (1)
Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervansky, op.28 (6)
Pieces (9) for solo viola (1)
Pilinszky Janos: Gerard de Nerval (1)
Samuel Beckett: What is the Word, op.30b (1)
Scenes from a Novel, op.19 (1)
Schatten (1)
Signs, Games and Messages (excerpts) (1)
Signs, Games and Messages, for strings (1)
Signs, Games and Messages for solo cello or solo violin (1)
Signs, games and messages (5)
Songs (4) to Poems by Janos Pilinszky, op.11 (1)
Songs of Despair and Sorrow, op.18 (1)
Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, op.41 (1)
Splinters, op.6d (1)
Stele op.33 (1)
String Quartet, op.1 (4)
Suite for piano duo (2)
The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza, op.7 (1)
Transcriptions from Machaut to J S Bach, for 4-hand and 6-hand piano and 2 pianos (selection) (1)
Tre Pezzi for violin and piano, op.14e (2)
Virag az ember (1)
Wind Quintet, op.2 (3)

György Kurtág (born 19 February 1926 in Lugoj) is a Hungarian composer.

The compositions before Opus 33, the orchestral work Stele dedicated to Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, consist mainly of vocal solo and choral music, and of instrumental music, ranging from solo pieces to works for ensembles of increasing size. In several of Kurtág’s pieces, space plays an important role: … quasi una fantasia…, premiered in 1988 at the Berlin Festival, is the first composition in which he explores the idea of music that spatially embraces the audience. Since Op. 33 a number of large scale compositions have been premiered, such as e.g. Messages Op. 34 and New Messages Op. 34a for orchestra, the Beckett settings pas a pas – nulle part Op. 35, the double concerto …concertante… Op. 42 and 6 Moments musicaux Op. 44 for string quartet.

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Recent Kurtag releases

Masako Ohta: Poetry Album
Masako Ohta: Poetry Album


(Winter & Winter)

Helene Desaint plays Schumann & Kurtag
Helene Desaint plays Schumann & Kurtag


(Fuga Libera)

Vox Sola: Music for Solo Voice
Vox Sola: Music for Solo Voice


(Brilliant Classics)

Duos for Violin and Double Bass
Duos for Violin and Double Bass



Jenny Q Chai: (S)yn(e)sth(e)te
Jenny Q Chai: (S)yn(e)sth(e)te


(MSR Classics)

Quattro Mani: Re-Structures
Quattro Mani: Re-Structures



Fairy Tales Without Words: Works by Schumann, Lehmann & Kurtag
Fairy Tales Without Words: Works by Schumann, Lehmann & Kurtag



Viaggio nel tempo
Viaggio nel tempo



Schumann, Berg, Kurtag - Works for String Quartet
Schumann, Berg, Kurtag - Works for String Quartet


(Harmonia Mundi - harmonia#nova)

Robert Plane: Contrasts - Impressions of Hungary
Robert Plane: Contrasts - Impressions of Hungary


(Champs Hill Records)