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...Quasi una fantasia...(Kurtag, Bach, Schubert) - Inge Spinette, Jan Michiels (piano)

...Quasi una fantasia...(Kurtag, Bach, Schubert) - Inge Spinette, Jan Michiels (piano)

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Composer(s): György Kurtág (1926-)Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)

Artist(s): Inge Spinette, Jan Michiels


This programme takes the listener on an adventurous journey through the musical mind of György Kurtág. His Játékok is a growing collection of compositions and textfragments. It is centered around the joy of playing and of movement in a very serious way. Kurtág writes: ‘Let us use all our knowledge and all our memories of…everything that improvised music has ever created’. But it is Kurtág’s transcriptions of works by Johann Sebastian Bach that form the cornerstones of this recording and teach us to listen to these masterpieces with new ears. At the heart of the programme we hear Schubert’s renowned Fantasie, probing the borders of sonata form with the irrefutable logic of a sleepwalker in a feverish stream of music. Like Schubert, Kurtág is one of the few composers who possesses the secret of the music innate in words. Farewells, suffering and death all play a central role in Kurtág’s work. He describes his work as a ´continuing quest´, which is reflected in the remarkable combination of works on this recording. It can be listened to as a daring and loving struggle with time — a description also applicable to Kurtág’s work.

.Quasi una fantasia


1 Virág az ember, Játékok VIII 00:38
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


2 Alle Menschen müssen sterben BWV 643 01:22
composers: 'Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)' 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


3 Zorniger Choral, Játékok IV 00:41
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


4 Klagegesang, Játékok VIII 00:45
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


5 Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 687 (in memoriam Joannis Pilinszky) 04:55
composers: 'Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)' 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


6 Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály, Játékok IV 01:16
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


7 Spiel mit dem Unendlichen, Játékok IV 00:39
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


8 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, Sonatina aus Actus tragicus BWV 1060 02:23
composers: 'Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)' 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


9 Studie zu ‘Hölderlin’ (I) Játékok IV 00:40
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


10 Phantasie f-moll D940 19:17
composers: 'Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)'


11 Studie zu ‘Hölderlin’ (II), Játékok VII 00:57
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


12 O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV deest 04:07
composers: 'Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)' 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


13 Hommage à Soproni(in memoriam matris carissimae), Játékok IV 02:42
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


14 Schläge-Zank, Játékok VIII 01:06
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


15 Kyrie, Játékok IV 02:17
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


16 Glocken (Hommage à Stravinsky), Játékok IV 01:41
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


17 Hommage à J.S.B., Játékok VIII 01:14
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


18 Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr BWV 711 02:54
composers: 'Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)' 'György Kurtág (1926-)'


19 Virág az ember (Blumen die Menschen...), Játékok VIII 00:41
composers: 'György Kurtág (1926-)'

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