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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They emerge seamlessley from the Jatekok.

In the middle of the music’s desperate violence, there is a sudden image of strange stillness, a sound made by six flutes, a tuba, and a piano.

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 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.

Kurtág: Játékok review – stark and beautiful, but where’s the wit? | Music | The Guardian

Thus, this series does not provide a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces. One person found this helpful.

Terms and conditions apply. This music is spare and fleeting, but colorful in its own way, colorful in what it suggestively points to rather than by what it figuratively represents. It requires a kurtaf deal of freedom and initiative from the performer.

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KURTÁG Játékok

If you are open to it, the devastating poetry of Stele can sear itself on your soul. For Bach lovers alone this is a great recording to have. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.


This, to some extent, reveals the lineage of the unique microcosms, which irresistibly involve the listener at their recitals. The sound is beautiful. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

That is what the music conjures up. Please try again later. Show 25 25 50 All. Their arms criss-cross, as if their four hands make a single composite player; their gestures, their open-mouthed wonder at and commitment to the music a sequence of pieces by the husband, and transcriptions of Bachand their smiles to each other, are touchingly similar.

Jatekok Vol.1 Games I

Pleasure in playing, the joy of movement – daring and if need be fast movement over the entire jagekok 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.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Mint az mezei viragoc They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical khrtag they look consciously for some of the harmonies found by jateko, and keep repeating them.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Their playing dissolves the difference between them and the instrument, and between each other. But the second movement has the most scintillating moment of all.

Maybe it was this as much as the actual content that kept the audience in its thrall; yet no one should doubt the concentration of those present over the course of this singular music-making. Skip to main content. They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their fingers over it. The idea of composing ‘Games’ was suggested by children playing spontaneously, children for whom the piano still means a kurtay.


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György Kurtág, Marta Kurtág – Kurtág: Játékok – Music

We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let it exert its influence upon us. Audio CD Verified Purchase. Additional taxes may apply. He has been writing them since This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Not knowing very much about Jateok I will still venture to say that Kurtag’s music has Zen-like qualities of intense concentration, absence of ornamentation for it 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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His near-perennial state of dissatisfaction with performers is the jatskok of legend among musicians, but so too is the brilliance of his insight and wisdom. The placement of these pieces is well conceived: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This article contains jateok links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.