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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Among the sequences are brief homages to Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Ligeti, Farkas Ferenc as well as moments of variations on Bach chorales. Kurtag’s piano pieces, each dedicated to a friend or hero, kudtag like miniature musical portraits composed by a master artist.
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Pleasure in playing, the joy of movement – daring and if need be fast movement over the entire keyboard right from the first lessons instead of the clumsy groping for keys and the counting of rhythms – all these rather vague ideas lay at the outset of the creation of this collection.
We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let it exert its influence upon us.
A guide to György Kurtág’s music
It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer. Classical Music Media Format: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. He started with a few ideas set out in the foreword to the first four volumes:. The first movement is an adagio, an implacable lament that ends with a homage to Bruckner in a passage for four Wagner tubas. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest.
There is nothing more familiar than these elements, but nothing stranger than what happens to them throughout this performance. Skip to main content.
Their arms criss-cross, as if their four hands make a single composite player; their gestures, their open-mouthed wonder at and commitment to the music a sequence of pieces by the husband, and transcriptions of Bachand their smiles to each other, are touchingly similar.
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Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Grady Harp, September There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Pleasure in playing, the joy of movement – daring and if need be fast movement over the entire keyboard right from the first lessons instead of clumsy groping for keys and the counting of rhythms – all these rather vague ideas lay at the outset of the creation of this collection.
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Jatekok Vol.1 Games I – György Kurtág
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Views Read Edit View history. Playing is just playing. Grady Harp Top Contributor: We should make use of all that we know and remember of free declamation, folk-music, parlando-rubato, of Gregorian chant, and of all that improvisational musical practice has ever brought forth.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. Most moving are the Bach transcriptions which are beautifully delivered by the fearsome duo of kurtag with his wife. They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical instinct they look consciously for some of the harmonies found by chance and keep repeating them.
They even look alike, with their glasses and short grey hair, their posture at the piano. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This is one of the finest CDs of contemporary piano music I have ever heard. Some of the pieces are a matter of a few notes, others hammer the keyboard in percussive strokes, some pieces are homages to Marta and are played by the dedicatee alone.
Death, love, loyalty and rememberance are frequent themes.
No less touching is the uncertainty of both players when deciding how to go about an encore, resulting in a hasty leafing through discarded score-pages to locate desired items — in this instance, a bell-permeated homage to Stravinsky and two Bach transcriptions.