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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Some pieces are less than a minute long. It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer. 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.

Jatekok – Games, Suite. For all this shoddy behaviour, the results aren’t without an appeal,somehow transcending only just being a mere sketch. Please try again later. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

A guide to György Kurtág’s music

Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Views Read Edit View history. They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their fingers over it. His near-perennial state of dissatisfaction with performers is the stuff of legend among musicians, but so too is the brilliance of his insight and wisdom.

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Subscribe to our email newsletters. In the middle of the music’s desperate violence, there is a sudden image of strange stillness, a sound made by six ajtekok, a tuba, and a piano. Their hands — the skin of which is smooth, shiny and unwrinkled, as if washed clean rather than marked by the decades — don’t so much play the keyboard as conjure sounds from it.

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For Bach lovers alone this is a great recording to have. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. There is a deeply religious, almost monastic, quality to much of the music. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Kurtág: Játékok review – stark and beautiful, but where’s the wit?

Thus this series does not provide a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces. Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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 jxtekok.

Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. For Bach lovers who also love contemporary music, this is an essential recording — not to be missed. 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.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let it exert its influence upon us. Customers who bought this item also bought. This is one of the finest CDs of contemporary piano music I have ever heard. Death, love, loyalty and rememberance are frequent themes. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The sound is beautiful.

He has been writing them since Paradoxically, precisely because of its conciseness, the piece becomes static and timeless; and those notes, far from meaning anything like “C major” or “tonality” are unmoored from conventional function and allowed to resound and shimmer in a much larger musical space.

It’s a compositional journey that has often involved reducing music to the level of the fragment, the moment, with individual pieces or movements lasting mere seconds, or a minute, perhaps two. The Astounding Eyes of Rita.