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György Kurtág



    • Opéra National de Paris Garnier
      November 2

    Játékok, for upright piano: graphic, poetic short pieces, images of fragility, fragments recalled, verging on silence. Colind˘a-Balad˘a, a vast musical epic sung in Romanian. Four poems by Anna Akhmatova, verse which fascinates Kurtág, conjuring up events from the past and exploring inner life.
    But Fear and the Muse take turns to guard
    the room where the exiled poet is banished,
    and the night, marching at full pace,
    of approaching dawn, has no knowledge.

    (Anna Akhmatova, translated by A. S. Kline ©)


    György Kurtág
    Transcriptions and selection of Játékok
    Marta Kurtág and György Kurtág, piano

    Colindă-Baladă for choir and nine instruments, opus 46*
    Four Poems by Anna Akhmatova for soprano and ensemble, opus 41** (creations in France)
    Natalia Zagorinskaia, soprano
    Cluj Philharmonic Choir
    Musikfabrik Ensemble,
    direction Cornel Groza*
    direction Olivier Cuendet**


    Coproduction Opéra national de Paris ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
    With the help of Sacem
    With the support of  Mécénat Musical Société Générale
    With the support of Guy de Wouters
    In association with The Land de Rhénanie du Nord-Westphalie
    In collaboration with Roumanian Cultural Institute

    Concert recorded by France Musique