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Omtrent Kurtág

Mar 7 2013

A concert featuring surrealistic fantasies, dreams and nightmares. György Kurtág’sMessages of the Late Miss R. V. Troussova belongs to the final category. Heartrending sounds accompany the lonely monologues of an old spinster disappointed in life and love. Kurtág’s compatriot György Ligeti, creater of ‘imaginary soundscapes’, plunges into the creative chaos in his Violin Concerto. Annotations in the score, such as ‘tohuwabohu’ (confusion) and ‘deranged virtuosity’ in the last movement are self-evident. Ligeti’s Korean student Unsuk Chin refers to music as ‘a reflection of my dreams’. In her Fantaisie mécanique she creates a sound world of striking contrasts by juxtaposing rhythmically compelling episodes and dreamy, fantasy-filled ones.

 

Artists

UNSUK CHIN
Fantaisie mécanique
GYÖRGY LIGETI
Violin Concerto
GYÖRGY KURTÁG
Messages of the Late Miss R. V. Troussova 

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
conductor
Reinbert de Leeuw
soprano
Natalia Zagorinskaya
violin
Joseph Puglia

 

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Mar. 7 2013

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ