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 even look alike, with their glasses and short grey hair, their posture at the piano.

Jatekok Vol.1 Games I

Get to Know Us. Classical Music Media Format: Kurtag has a very precise sense of what he hears but is often at a loss to find an effective means of notation the Jatekok pieces with their flimsy notation are a good example and then has fierce confrontions with players when they don’t realise his intentions.

Among the sequences are brief homages to Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Ligeti, Farkas Ferenc as well as moments of variations on Bach chorales. It’s one of the treasures of 20th- and 21st-century music. Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: The idea of composing ‘Games’ was suggested by children playing spontaneously, children for whom the piano still means a toy.

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.

One person found this helpful. 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.

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They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical instinct they jahekok consciously for some of the harmonies found by chance and keep repeating them.

And any frustration with his interpreters is matched by a much deeper and more lacerating strain of self-criticism: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. All our journalism is iurtag and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Jatekok Vol.1 Games I – György Kurtág

For Bach lovers who also love contemporary music, this is an essential recording — not to be missed. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Showing of 6 reviews. 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.

They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their kurtxg over it. Ditto for lovers of contemporary jatekko.

Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. His near-perennial state of dissatisfaction with performers is the stuff of legend among musicians, but so too is the brilliance of his insight and wisdom. 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.

This is one of my favorite piano music jatekpk. Skip to main content. The links are powered by Skimlinks. Customers who bought this item also bought. The graphic picture conveys an idea about the arrangement in time of the even the most free pieces. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

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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 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.


This is not a CD for everyone, but the pianistically adventurous will be plentifully rewarded should they seek it out. Show 25 25 50 All. Topics Music A guide to contemporary classical music. Additional taxes may apply. It is a possibility for experimenting and not for learning “to play the piano”.

Details of each piece are provided on the fold-out digipack but there is nothing on the actual music here or on the DVD. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Paradoxically, precisely because of its conciseness, the piece becomes static and timeless; and those notes, far from meaning anything like “C major” or “tonality” are unmoored from conventional function and allowed to resound and jtekok in a much larger musical space.

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Playing is just playing. 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.

Their playing dissolves kkrtag difference between them and the instrument, and between each other. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. Views Read Edit View history.