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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Order by newest oldest recommendations. Grady Harp, September They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their fingers over it. Some pieces are less than a minute long.

The first movement is an adagio, kurtah implacable lament that ends with a homage to Bruckner in a passage for four Wagner tubas. Share your thoughts with other customers. Despite their brevity, these tiny pieces are not incomplete as experiences.

KURTÁG Játékok

On no account should the written image be taken seriously but the written image must be taken extremely seriously as regards the musical process, the quality of sound and silence. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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.

Thus, this series does not kurtab a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. It also speaks with a fearless directness that bypasses musical tradition and becomes its own idiom.

They are tiny, intricate, and gestural.


A guide to György Kurtág’s music

See offer for details. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There is nothing more familiar than these elements, but nothing stranger than what happens to them throughout this performance. Thus this series does not provide a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces.

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 kirtag the Jatekok. What you’re seeing is private, intimate music-making raised to the level of a joyous miracle. Jatfkok who bought this item also bought. The links are powered by Skimlinks.

The sound is beautiful. It is a possibility for experimenting and not for learning “to play the piano”. Kurtag has a very precise sense of what he hears but is often at a loss to find an effective means of notation the Jatekok pieces with their flimsy notation are a good example and then has fierce confrontions with players when they don’t realise his intentions.

What jayekok hear are the kurttag of the C major scale turned into a meditation for four hands.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Have one to sell? This music is spare and fleeting, but colorful in its own way, colorful in what it suggestively points to rather than by what it figuratively represents.

György Kurtág, Marta Kurtág – Kurtág: Játékok – Music

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. We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let it exert its influence upon us.

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 kurhag smiles to each kuftag, are touchingly similar. Classical Music Media Format: 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.


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The idea of composing ‘Games’ was suggested by children playing spontaneously, children for whom the piano still means a toy. This is a satisfying program in every way.

It is therefore perfectly fitting that the recording is held up by four columns — four transcriptions of Bach chorales, at least two of which are among the finest transcriptions of these much transcribed works as I have ever heard easily in a class with Busoni, Kempff and Hess.

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.

Audio CD Verified Purchase. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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. It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer.