György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir Asko, Schönberg, Netherlands Radio Choir & Reinbert de Leeuw

Cover György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir

Album info

Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
23.06.2017

Label: ECM

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

I`m sorry!

Dear HIGHRESAUDIO Visitor,

due to territorial constraints and also different releases dates in each country you currently can`t purchase this album. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country.

We suggest, that you bookmark the album and use our Short List function.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Yours sincerely, HIGHRESAUDIO

  • György Kurtág (b.1926): Four Capriccios, Op. 9:
  • 1Four Capriccios, Op. 9: I. Párizs I - Musée de Cluny: La Dame à la Licorne01:36
  • 2Four Capriccios, Op. 9: II. Párizs II - Tour Saint-Jacques02:34
  • 3Four Capriccios, Op. 9: III. Nyelvlecke (Language Lesson)01:48
  • 4Four Capriccios, Op. 9: IV. Ars poetica02:39
  • Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky, Op. 11:
  • 5Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky, Op. 11: I. Alkohol02:56
  • 6Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky, Op. 11: II. In Memoriam F.M. Dosztojevszkij01:24
  • 7Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky, Op. 11: III. Hölderlin00:42
  • 8Four Songs to Poems by János Pilinszky, Op. 11: IV. Verés02:57
  • Grabstein für Stephan, Op. 15c:
  • 9Grabstein für Stephan, Op. 15c09:17
  • Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 1, Loneliness:
  • 10Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 1, Loneliness: I. In a Space Of...01:46
  • 11Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 1, Loneliness: II. The Day Has Fallen...02:32
  • Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 2, A Little Erotic:
  • 12Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 2, A Little Erotic: I. Heat01:44
  • 13Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 2, A Little Erotic: II. Two Interlaced Bodies...03:17
  • 14Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 2, A Little Erotic: III. Why Should I Not Squeal Like a Pig...00:41
  • 15Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 2, A Little Erotic: IV. Chastushka01:15
  • Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief:
  • 16Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: I. You Took My Heart...01:36
  • 17Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: II. Great Misery...01:18
  • 18Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: III. Pebbles00:55
  • 19Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: IV. A Slender Needle00:49
  • 20Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: V. Know, My Loved One...00:54
  • 21Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: VI. Autumn Flowers Fading...01:35
  • 22Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: VII. In You I Seek My Salvation...00:33
  • 23Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: VIII. Your Disappearances...01:03
  • 24Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: IX. Without You00:22
  • 25Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: X. Love Me...00:43
  • 26Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: XI. Retailiation00:40
  • 27Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: XII. A Plaything00:57
  • 28Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: XIII. Why Did You Utter...00:33
  • 29Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: XIV. In the Cloudburst...00:43
  • 30Messages of the Late Miss R. Troussova, Op. 17, Pt. 3, Bitter Experience - Delight and Grief: XV. For Everything... (Epilogue)01:16
  • ...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27, No.1:
  • 31...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27, No.1: I. Introduzione01:51
  • 32...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27, No.1: II. Presto minaccioso e lamentoso (Wie ein Traumeswirren). Molto agitato, sempre pppp01:32
  • 33...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27, No.1: III. Recitativo. Grave, disperato01:50
  • 34...quasi una fantasia... Op. 27, No.1: IV. Aria - Adagio molto. Lontano, clamo, appena sentito03:46
  • Op. 27 No. 2 - Double Concerto:
  • 35Op. 27 No. 2 - Double Concerto: I. Poco allegretto - L'istesso tempo (Quasi più mosso) - Presto agitato10:50
  • 36Op. 27 No. 2 - Double Concerto: II. Adagio - Largo07:09
  • Samuel Beckett: What Is the Word, Op. 30b:
  • 37Samuel Beckett: What Is the Word, Op. 30b16:21
  • Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18:
  • 38Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: I. So Weary, so Wretched...03:24
  • 39Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: II. Night, an Empty Street, a Lamp, a Drug-Store06:13
  • 40Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: III. Blue Evening01:38
  • 41Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: IV. Where Can I Go to in This January?02:33
  • 42Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: V. Crucifixion02:50
  • 43Songs of Despair and Sorrow, Op. 18: VI. It's Time02:48
  • Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 41:
  • 44Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 41: I. Pushkin01:30
  • 45Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 41: II. To Aleksandr Blok02:49
  • 46Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 41: III. Dirge - Alexander Blok's Funeral03:34
  • 47Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova, Op. 41: IV. Voronezh - To O. M(Andelstam)03:35
  • Colindă-Baladă, Op. 46:
  • 48Colindă-Baladă, Op. 4617:15
  • Brefs Messages, Op. 47:
  • 49Brefs Messages, Op. 47: I. Fanfare01:11
  • 50Brefs Messages, Op. 47: II. Versetto. Temptavit Deus Abraham01:11
  • 51Brefs Messages, Op. 47: III. Ligatura Y03:31
  • 52Brefs Messages, Op. 47: IV. Bornemisza Péter. Az hit...01:45
  • Total Runtime02:30:11

Info for György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir



Recorded in Amsterdam's Musikgebouw and Haarlem's Philharmonie between March 2013 and July 2016, this triple-album 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 album 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.

Asko|Schönberg 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

No albums found.

No biography found.

Booklet for György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir

Logo SSL Certificate
© 2010-2018 HIGHRESAUDIO