Gyorgy Kurtag – Scenes – Vitrenko, Grimal, Gaggero & de Groot (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

György Kurtág – Scenes – Vitrenko, Grimal, Gaggero & de Groot (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:54  minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © audite Musikproduktion

In the history of music, György Kurtág is a figure apart. Born in Hungary in 1926, he stood aside from the great ideological movements of his time and created his own personal language in solitude, thinking of music as he put it, “as an ongoing search”. But while doggedly independent, he was also a man of culture whose language developed in the shadow of two great teachers: Bartók and Beethoven, the former following on largely from the latter. A champion of the small form, Kurtág also drew inspiration (when he wasn’t revisiting them explicitly) from Bach, Schubert and Schumann.

This thrilling album offers a journey through the composer’s private world, with pieces that take in song (a leitmotif of his oeuvre), violin, cimbalom and double bass – instruments of Hungarian folk tradition.

From the poetic highlights of Stsenï iz romana (“Scenes from a novel on poems by Rimma Dalos”) sung in Russian, to the Homage to his friend, the painter Berényi Ferenc, this perfectly-performed recording follows the trail of a particularly secret and captivating composer. The Eight Duets for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4 are taken in hand by a Hungarian virtuoso playing one of his favourite instruments, the cimbalom, which is at once typical of Magyar culture and a link to the medieval psalter. TheSeven Songs, Op. 22 evoke Japanese haikus through their brevity and content, and conjure up the stunning final image of a snail ascending Mount Fuji. Egy Téli alkony emlékére (“In memory of a Winter evening”) is a very expressive and moving rendering of long evenings spent at the fireside.

The Russian poet Rimma Dalos summed up Kurtág’s personality: “Kurtág always chose the minimalist and the romantic. The poetry of the small form, the aphorism, a weightlessness which is at the same time very weighty. To speak without saying it all, to graze but not break, to penetrate without betraying.” We couldn’t put it better. © François Hudry

Tracklist:
01. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: I. Come
02. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: II. From Meeting to Parting
03. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: III. Supplication
04. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: IV. Allow Me
05. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: V. Couting-Out Rhyme
06. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: VI. Dream
07. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: VII. Rondo
08. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: VIII. Nakedness
09. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: IX. Hurdy-Gurdy Waltz
10. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: X. Tale
11. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: XI. Again
12. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: XII. Sundays
13. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: XIII. Visit
14. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: XIV. True Story
15. Scenes from a Novel (‘Stsenï iz romana’), Op. 19 – 15 Songs to Poems by R. Dalos: XV. Epilogue
16. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: I. Poco sostenuto
17. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: II. —
18. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: III. Risoluto
19. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: IV. Lento
20. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: V. Allegretto
21. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: VI. Vivo
22. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: VII. Adagio
23. Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4: VIII. Vivo
24. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: I. Lassan, lassudan
25. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: II. Egyensúly
26. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: III. Hol Végződik?
27. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: IV. Ajtón Lakattal
28. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: V. Labirintus
29. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: VI. Ami Megmaradt
30. Seven Songs (‘Hét Dal’), Op. 22: VII. Ars poetica
31. In memory of a Winter evening (‘Egy Téli alkony emlékére’), Op. 8: I. Vivo
32. In memory of a Winter evening (‘Egy Téli alkony emlékére’), Op. 8: II. Sostenuto
33. In memory of a Winter evening (‘Egy Téli alkony emlékére’), Op. 8: III. Con moto, pesante
34. In memory of a Winter evening (‘Egy Téli alkony emlékére’), Op. 8: IV. Presto agitato
35. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: I. Die Kartoffeln
36. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: II. Die Kuh
37. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: III. … ein Kirchstuhl …
38. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: IV. Alpenspitzen
39. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: V. Geständnis
40. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: VI. Kirchtürme
41. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: VII. Ein Liebhaber der klassischen Philologie
42. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: VIII. Dank
43. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: IX. Koan
44. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: X. Gebet
45. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XI. … An die aufgehende Sonne …
46. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XII. Ein Mädchen
47. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XIII. Dreistigkeit
48. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XIV. Die Hände
49. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XV. Verlorne Mühe
50. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XVI. Ein Gourmand
51. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XVII. … Und eine neue Welt …
52. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XVIII. Eine wichtige Bemerkung
53. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XIX. Franklin, der Erfinder
54. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XX. Der gute Ton
55. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XXI. Touropa
56. Several Movements from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s ‘Scrapbooks’ (‘Sudelbücher’), Op. 37a: XXII. Ein merkwürdiger Gedanke
57. Hommage à Berényi Ferenc 70

Performers
Viktoriia Vitrenko, soprano
David Grimal, violin
Luigi Gaggero, cimbalon
Niek de Groot, double bass

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