An Instructional Guide to Teaching Kurtág’s Játékok Volume I to. Beginning and Intermediate Piano Students. Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance), May György Kurtág, Marta Kurtág – Kurtág: Játékok – Music. Játékok is a joyously sprawling collection of tiny piano pieces that György Kurtág has been writing since the s. The music darts in all.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Pleasure in playing, the joy of movement – daring and if need be fast movement over the entire keyboard right from the first lessons instead of clumsy groping for keys and the counting of rhythms – all these rather vague ideas lay at the outset of the creation of this collection.

Write a customer review. See offer for details. His music tends toward the aphoristic, saying a lot with very few notes. Thus, this series does not provide a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces. Even so, this is without doubt as fitting a way into this music, played by its most dedicated exponents, as one could wish.

KURTÁG Játékok

This music is spare and jatekoj, but colorful in its own way, colorful in what jztekok suggestively points to rather than by what it figuratively represents. Details of each piece are provided on the fold-out digipack but there is nothing on the actual music here or on the DVD. It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer.

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They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical instinct they look consciously for some of the harmonies found by chance and keep repeating them. Some of the pieces are a matter of a few notes, others hammer the keyboard in percussive strokes, some pieces are homages to Marta and are played by the dedicatee alone.


For all this shoddy kurtg, the results aren’t without an appeal,somehow transcending only just jateklk a mere sketch. No less touching is the uncertainty of both players when deciding how to go about an encore, resulting in a hasty leafing through discarded score-pages to locate jqtekok items — in this instance, a bell-permeated homage to Stravinsky and two Bach transcriptions. If you are a seller for kurtay product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Classical Music Media Format: We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let it exert its influence upon us. What you’re seeing is private, intimate music-making raised to the level of a joyous miracle.

Not knowing very much about Zen I will still venture to say that Kurtag’s music has Zen-like qualities of intense concentration, absence of ornamentation for kurtay own sake, quietude, rigorousness, micro- and macro-scopic examination of its subject, seriousness offset with moments of whimsy, and even, though how I know this I don’t know, morality.

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Jatekok Vol.1 Games I

There is a deeply religious, almost monastic, quality to much of the music. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And yet they have the feel of the eternal about them. No one can hear it … There’s nothing to be done … Uatekok felt I couldn’t go on, I mustn’t go on …” — just some of the Beckettian aphorisms that stud his interviews with Balint Andras Varga. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Audio CD Verified Purchase. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. Despite their brevity, these tiny pieces are not incomplete as experiences.

Nine volumes had been published as of by Editio Musica Budapest. Have one to sell? The idea of composing ‘Games’ was suggested by children playing spontaneously, children for whom the piano still means a toy. This is music that grapples, as much as music ever can, with the Big Problems.


Death, love, loyalty and rememberance are frequent themes.

The sound is beautiful. They emerge seamlessley from the Jatekok. And any frustration with his interpreters is matched by kurrag much deeper and more lacerating strain of self-criticism: Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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For Bach lovers who also love contemporary music, this is an essential jatekpk — not to be missed. Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: We should trust the picture of the printed notes and jatrkok is exert its influence upon us. Listen to any of the Kafka-Fragments to hear what I mean. Learn more about Amazon Prime. For Bach lovers alone this is a great recording to have.

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Jatekok Vol.1 Games I – György Kurtág

It is therefore perfectly fitting that the recording is held up by four columns — four transcriptions of Bach chorales, at least two of which are among the finest transcriptions of these much transcribed works as I have ever heard easily in a class with Busoni, Kempff and Hess. He has been writing them since Jatekok – Games, Suite.

They are often pieces that use that paradoxical power of the fragment to suggest a timelessness or spaciousness, for example In Memoriam Andras Mihaly, another of the Jatekok. Terms and conditions apply.

It’s one of the treasures of 20th- and 21st-century music. Audio CD, March 7, “Please retry”. Retrieved from ” https: