Kurtág 95 – Szőllősy 100

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György Kurtág: Signs, Games and Messages – 8. Az hit ..., 15. Socrates’ Farewell, 13. Thomas Blum in memoriam, 10. Im Volkston
Barnabás Baranyai (cello)

György Kurtág: Games – excerpts
Mizuno Kaisei, Murata Marika, Shimizu Yui (piano)

György Kurtág: Seven Songs, Op. 22
Katoh Hiroko (soprano), András Szalai (cimbalom)

György Kurtág: Splinters, Op. 6c
Mihály Kovács (cimbalom)

György Kurtág: The Small Snag, Op. 15b
Anna Páljános (piccolo), Péter Szeifert (trombone), Márton Nagy (guitar)

Szőllősy: A Hundred Bars for Tom Everett
Christopher Kozma (bass trombone), Kornél Hencz (bongó)

Szőllősy: Restless Autumn
Martin Csölley (baritone), Gábor Alszászy (piano)

Szőllősy: Suoni di tromba
Balázs Szalóky (trumpet), Teréz Szabó (piano)

Szőllősy: Paesaggio con morti
Ádám Király (piano)

András Szőllősy was born one hundred years ago, on February 27, 1921 in Szászváros, Transylvania. He was one of the leading composers and musicologists of the decades that followed Bartók and Kodály. He was the senior master of the “big generation”, György Ligeti and György Kurtág. Like his two world-famous colleagues, he did a lot to ensure that Hungarian music survived on the world map even after Bartók. Young Ligeti loved and respected him as if he were his brother: “I was infinitely impressed by your talent and knowledge as a bigger brother. And you opened up a world to me that seemed inaccessible: Western culture", Ligeti wrote for Szőllősy's 75th birthday in 1996. Just as Bartók's and Kodály's oeuvre has amplified international attention to Hungarian performing arts, the oeuvre of the three masters of modern music: Kurtág, Ligeti and Szőllősy is a huge opportunity – as well as a responsibility – for today's generation of musicians, be it a master or a student.

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