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ACD22705 - September, 2016

Kurtag: Intégrale des quatuors à cordes

The 90-year old Hungarian composer György Kurtág has recently devoted his efforts almost exclusively to composing chamber music. The Molinari Quartet presents the composer’s complete string quartets on this new recording.

Strongly influenced by the Vienna school (Webern and Schoenberg), and by Pierre Boulez’s Domaine musical concerts, Kurtág wrote his first string quartet in 1959, and with it launched his career as a composer. It was followed by a series of works referencing composers, performers, and friends he admired. Olga Ranzenhofer, first violinist with the Molinari Quartet says, “Kurtág’s music is always very personal, immediately recognizable, and stamped with characteristic depth and expression.”

 

 


 
 
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Disque No 1

Quatuor à cordes op.1 (1959)
György Kurtág
$4.99
1
I. Poco agitato

1:04
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2
II. Con moto

2:04
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3
III. Vivacissimo

2:58
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4
IV. Con spirito

2:01
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5
V. Molto ostinato

2:08
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6
VI. Adagio

3:34
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Hommage à András Mihály (1977-1978)
György Kurtág
7
Douze microludes pour quatuor à cordes op. 13

9:00
$1.99
8
Officium breve in memoriam Andreæ Szervánszky op. 28 (1988-1989)
György Kurtág
2:58
$0.99
9
Aus der Ferne III (1991)
György Kurtág
1:59
$0.99
10
Aus der Ferne V (1999) Alfred Schlee in memoriam
György Kurtág
2:58
$0.99
Hommage à Jacob Obrecht (2004-2005)
György Kurtág
11
Sostenuto

4:01
$0.99
Six moments musicaux op. 44 (1999-2005)
György Kurtág
$4.99
12
I. Invocatio [un fragment] Con moto, passionato

1:18
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13
II. Footfalls - Molto sostenuto

2:30
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14
III. Capriccio. Ben ritmato

1:33
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15
IV. In Memoriam Sebők György

3:08
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16
V. À Tabea Zimmermann

2:39
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17
VI. Les adieux [In Janáčeks Manier]

2:23
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Arioso (2009)
György Kurtág
18
Hommage à Walter Levin 85

2:52
$0.99