Few works by Kurtág have gained as much immediate attention as his first major orchestral work Stele (), composed at the age of György Kurtág. Stele, for orchestra, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. György Kurtág: Stele, for orchestra, Op – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the largest and best organized.

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Views Read Edit View history. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. And any frustration with his interpreters is matched by a much deeper and more lacerating strain of self-criticism: In the kurtga of the music’s desperate violence, there is a sudden image of strange stillness, a sound made by six flutes, sstele tuba, and a piano.

Retrieved from ” https: No one can hear it … There’s nothing to be done … I felt I couldn’t go on, I mustn’t go on …” — just some of the Beckettian aphorisms that stud his interviews with Balint Andras Varga. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jurtag using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. What you hear are the notes of the C major scale turned into a meditation for four hands.

He never had the same, highly publicized differences with the Soviet government that Shostakovich had, and though he wrote and published more after he was no longer living under that tyranny, the tenet of political discretion never left him. 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 first movement is an adagio, an implacable lament that ends with a homage to Bruckner in a passage for four Wagner tubas.


Take, for example, the seven notes of Flowers We Are, Mere Flowers … … embracing sounds — whose title takes almost as long to read as the piece does to hear — part of the 8th book of Jatekok.

There is nothing more familiar than these elements, but nothing stranger than what happens to them throughout this performance. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Three Interviews and Ligeti Homages.

A guide to György Kurtág’s music

Jazz Latin New Age. 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.

But the second movement has the most scintillating moment of all. What you’re seeing is private, intimate music-making raised to kurtxg level of a joyous miracle. On top of the usual players, the composer added four Wagner tubas and more percussion instruments than are normally heard.

They even look alike, with their glasses and short grey hair, their posture at the piano. Claudio Abbado Berlin Philharmonic. The links are powered by Skimlinks. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Use dmy dates from April Pages with timeline metadata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Hearing Flowers We Are … is like opening a trapdoor in your floor and dropping for a moment into the infinity of the cosmos.

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. Show 25 25 50 All.


It also speaks with a fearless directness that bypasses musical tradition and becomes its own idiom. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Stele is in three movements and takes up to thirteen minutes to perform. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. There are few voices from the dark times of Eastern Europe in the twentieth century that are so profoundly evocative, smart, and so gravely understated in so effective a manner.

This is cerebral music without a hint of spirituality, highly personal and revealing a background of political turmoil in the way the ideas in it never seem to come entirely out of seclusion.

That is what the music conjures up. It was completed in All of the movements are meant to be played attacca. Despite their brevity, these tiny pieces are not incomplete as experiences. The work is scored for a very large orchestra. A couple in their mids, married for 65 years, play the piano.

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Kurtág, György – Stele, op. 33 – large orchestra (score)

Sexy Trippy All Moods. If you are open to it, the devastating poetry of Stele can sear itself on your soul.

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