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Complete Works For Ensemble And Choir

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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3
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Available
Release Date:
23-06-2017
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028948128839
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4812883
Complete Works For Ensemble And Choir
Complete Works For Ensemble And Choir

Description

Recorded in Amsterdam's Musikgebouw and Haarlem's Philharmonie between March 2013 and July 2016, this 3-CD set is a milestone in the documentation of Hungarian composer György Kurtág's work and also a labour of love. It brings together all of Kurtàg's works for ensemble and for ensemble and choir. The insightful and precise performances bear witness to extensive preparation by the dedicated Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble. Conductor Reinbert de Leeuw speaks of "learning Kurtág's oeuvre step by step, and performing these pieces repeatedly over a period of twenty years." De Leeuw consulted extensively with György and Márta Kurtág before and after each session: "There were moments when I was overwhelmed at first hearing", says the famously-demanding Kurtág, "and we could embrace the result immediately. But sometimes we were critical. The fact that Reinbert always listened to our remarks and re-recorded fragments or even whole pieces makes this publication authentic." Works heard here are presented in chronological order of composition, beginning with the Four Capriccios (1959-1970, rev. 1993) and continuing with Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky (1975), Grabstein für Stephan (1978-79, rev. 1989), Messages of the late Miss R. Troussova (1976-80), quasi una fantasia (1987-88), Op. 27 No. 2 Double Concerto (1989-90), Samuel Beckett: What is the Word (1991), Songs of Despair and Sorrow (1980-1994), Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova (1997-2008), Colinda-Balada (2010), and Brefs Messages (2011). The extensive CD booklet includes all song texts with translations, an interview with Reinbert de Leeuw, liner notes by Wolfgang Sandner and Paul Griffiths, and a statement by György Kurtág. Personnel: Asko | Schoenberg Ensemble, Netherlands Radio Choir, Natalia Zagorinskaya (soprano), Gerrie de Vries (mezzo-soprano), Yves Saelens (tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass), Jean-Guihen Queyras (violoncello), Elliott Simpson (guitar), Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Csaba Király (pianino, spoken word), Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor).

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Four Capriccios Op. 9 to poems by István Bálint for soprano and ensemble: Paris I: Musée de Cluny: La Dame à la Licorne
  3. Four Capriccios Op. 9: Paris II: Tour Saint Jacques
  4. Four Capriccios Op. 9: Nyelvlecke (Language lesson)
  5. Four Capriccios Op. 9: Ars Poetica
  6. Four Songs to Poems by Janos Pilinszky Op.11 for baritone or bass and chamber ensmelbe: Alkohol
  7. Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky Op.11: In Memoriam F.M. Dosztojevszkij
  8. Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky Op.11: Hölderlin
  9. Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky Op.11: Verés
  10. Grabstein für Stephan Op. 15c for guitar and groups of instruments dispersed in space
  11. Messages of the late Miss R. Troussova Op.17 to 21 poems by Rimma Dalos for soprano and chamber ensemble: I Loneliness: In a space of ...
  12. I Loneliness: The day has fallen
  13. II A Little Erotic: Heat
  14. II A Little Erotic: Two interlaced bodies
  15. II A Little Erotic: Why should I not squeal like a pig
  16. II A Little Erotic: Chastushka
  17. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: You took my heart
  18. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief:
  19. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Pebbles
  20. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: A slender needle
  21. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: I know my loved one
  22. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Autumn flowers fading
  23. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: In you I seek my salvation
  24. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Your disappearances
  25. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Without you
  26. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Love me
  27. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Payment
  28. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: A plaything
  29. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: Why did you utter
  30. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: In the cloudburst
  31. III Bitter Experience Delight and Grief: For everything
  32. ...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27 No.1 for piano and groups of instruments dispersed in space: Introduzione. Largo
  33. ...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27 No.1: Presto minaccioso e lamentoso (Wie ein Traumeswirren) Molto agitato, Sempre pppp
  34. ...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27 No.1: Recitativo. Grave, disperato
  35. ...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27 No.1: Aria Adagio molto. Lontano, calmo, appenia sentito
  36. Op. 27 No. 2 [Double Concerto] for piano, cello and two chamber ensembles dispersed in space: I Poco allegretto / II Listesso tempo (quasi più mosso) / III Presto agitato
  37. Op. 27 No. 2 [Double Concerto]: IV Adagio Largo
  38. Samuel Beckett: What is the word Op. 30b for alto solo, voices and chamber ensembles dispersed in space
  39. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18 Six choruses to poems by Mikhail Lermontov, Aleksandr Blok, Sergei Esenin, Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetayeva for double mixed choir with instruments, in Russian: So weary, so wretched ...
  40. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18: Night, an empty street, a lamp, a drug-store
  41. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18: Blue evening
  42. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18: Where can I go in this January?
  43. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18: Crucifixion
  44. Songs of Despair and Sorrow Op. 18: It's time
  45. Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 41 for soprano and ensemble, in Russian: Pushkin, for soprano solo
  46. Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 41: To Aleksandr Blok, for soprano solo
  47. Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 41: Dirge - Alexandr Blok's funeral for soprano and instruments
  48. Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 41: Voronezh for soprano and ensemble
  49. Colinda-Balada Op. 46 for tenor solo, chorus and chamber ensemble
  50. Brefs Messages Op. 47 for small ensemble: Fanfare
  51. Brefs Messages Op. 47: Versetto: Temptavit Deus Abraham
  52. Brefs Messages Op. 47: Ligatura Y
  53. Brefs Messages Op. 47: Bornemisza Péter: Az hit
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