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György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir ()

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This fine, triple-CD collection of music by Hungarian composer György Kurtág is titled with uncharacteristic imprecision by ECM: it is a collection not of works for ensemble and choir, but of ensemble, vocal, and choral works. As such, it covers a good many of the milestones of this composer's output, which hovered for many years between western Europe and the East Bloc scene, covering developments from the sparse text-setting of the earlier major song sets to the newer accessibility that were explored by other composers, ...

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  1. Capriccios (4) for soprano & chamber ensemble, Op. 9
  2. Songs (4) to Poems of János Pilinszky for bass-baritone & chamber ensemble, Op. 11
  3. Grabstein für Stephan, for guitar & instrumental groups, Op. 15c
  4. Messages of the late R. V. Troussova, 21 Poems by Rimma Dalos for soprano & chamber ensemble, Op 17
  5. ...quasi una fantasia..., for piano & orchestra, Op. 27/1
  6. Doppelkonzert, for piano, cello & 2 ensembles, Op. 27/2
  7. Samuel Beckett: What Is the Word, for narrator, vocal ensemble & chamber ensemble, Op. 30b
  8. Songs of Despair and Sorrow, choruses (6) for mixed choir & ensemble, Op. 18
  9. Poems (4) of Anna Akhmatova, for voice & orchestra, Op. 41
  10. Colinda-Balada, for tenor, chorus & chamber ensemble, Op. 46
  11. Brefs Messages, for 9 instruments, Op. 47
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György Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir
2017, ECM New Series

UPC: 028948128839

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