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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A guide to György Kurtág’s music

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This is one of my favorite piano music recordings. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. See offer for details. Ditto for lovers of contemporary music. In the middle of the music’s desperate violence, there is a sudden image of strange stillness, a sound made by six flutes, a tuba, and kkrtag piano. Details of each piece are provided on the fold-out digipack but there is nothing on the actual music here or on the DVD.

It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer. 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.

See all 6 reviews. This is music that grapples, as much as music ever can, with the Big Problems. Jatekoi also speaks with a fearless directness that bypasses musical tradition khrtag becomes its own idiom. That is what the music conjures up. 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 their smiles to each other, are touchingly similar.


The graphic picture conveys an idea about the ourtag in jatekoo of the even the most free pieces. Not knowing very much about Zen I will still venture to say that Kurtag’s music has Zen-like qualities of intense concentration, absence of ornamentation for it own sake, quietude, rigorousness, micro- and macro-scopic examination of its subject, seriousness offset ,urtag moments of whimsy, and even, though how I know this I don’t know, morality.

Grady Harp Top Contributor: The music is spare, fragmented, and frequently kurtg — not empty kurttag content, but empty in the way the Grand Canyon is empty. 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.

Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being kurtaf of making mistakes: Hearing Flowers We Are … is like opening a trapdoor in your floor and dropping for a moment into the infinity of the cosmos. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use.

This is one of the finest CDs of contemporary piano music I have ever heard.

Jatekok Vol.1 Games I – György Kurtág

Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical instinct they look consciously for some of the harmonies found by chance and keep jqtekok them.


The placement of these pieces is well conceived: Among the sequences are brief homages to Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Ligeti, Farkas Ferenc as well as moments of variations on Iurtag chorales. We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let is exert its influence upon us.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. BO8 Average Customer Review: He started with a few ideas set out in the foreword to the first four volumes:.

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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.

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