Aladár, Álmos

György Kurtág at 85

2011.02.17. 11:42


Concerts celebrate the composer's birthday in the Palace of Arts.
Kurtág György
Kurtág György

Born in 1926, György Kurtág studied from 1940 in Timişoara. From 1946, he was enrolled at the Budapest Academy of Music, where he was professor of chamber music until 1986 and continued to hold a limited number of classes until 1993. The Hungarian composer won the Kossuth Prize in 1973 and was honoured by the Republic of France in 1985, while his other awards include the Herder, Feltrinelli and Hölderlin prizes. He has spent the past decade and a half outside Hungary, settling in France with his wife in 2002.

20 February - Palace of Arts, Budapest (Művészetek Palotája), Bartók Béla National Concert Hall

György Kurtág: Messages of the Late R. V. Troussova Op. 17; György Kurtág: Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 41

Featuring: Natalia Zagorinskaya - soprano, UMZE Chamber Ensemble

Conductor: Péter Eötvös

György Kurtág: Grabstein für Stephan, op. 15

Featuring: Elena Casoli - guitar

György Kurtág: Op. 27 No. 2 (Double Concerto)

Featuring: Nicolas Altstaedt - cello, Gábor Csalog - piano

György Kurtág: Stele, op. 33

Featuring: Concerto Budapest

Conductor: András Keller