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Kurtág - Ligeti: Music For Viola

Kim Kashkashian

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Signs, Games And Messages For Viola Solo  
1.1
In Nomine - all’ongherese (Damjanich emlékkő)
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
4:39
1.2
Csendes sorok Dobszay Lászlónak
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:38
1.3
Levél Ligeti Verának
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
2:01
1.4
Zöld erdőből magyar nóta
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:30
1.5
Kromatikus feleselős
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:20
1.6
Virág Zsigmondy Dénesnek
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
2:30
1.7
In memoriam Blum Tamás
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
2:11
1.8
In memoriam Aczél György
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:58
1.9
H.J. - nóta
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:04
1.10
Vagdalkozós
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:29
1.11
The Carenza Jig
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:52
1.12
Kroó György in memoriam
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
3:42
1.13
Hommage à John Cage (Elakadó Szavak)
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:21
1.14
Doloroso
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:37
1.15
Perpetuum mobile
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
1:09
1.16
Jelek I
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:55
1.17
Jelek II
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:42
1.18
Négy összefonódó test - Gerlóczy Sári kiállítására
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
0:32
1.19
Panaszos nóta
György Kurtág; Kim Kashkashian
2:04
Sonata For Viola Solo  
1.20
No. 1. Hora lungă
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
5:24
1.21
No. 2. Loop
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
2:37
1.22
No. 3. Facsar
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
6:17
1.23
No. 4. Prestissimo con sordino
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
1:47
1.24
No. 5. Lamento
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
3:47
1.25
No. 6. Chaconne chromatique
György Ligeti; Kim Kashkashian
4:03
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:09
"... Kashkashian’s playing is immaculate and impassioned ... if you are viola-centric and want two great solo masterpieces for the instrument, (this) will not disappoint."
- Fanfare

"... wisps, fragments, gestures, aphorisms: it's impossible to pin down the 19 tiny pieces that make up Kurtág's Signs, Games And Messages. ... they explore the sounds a single instrument can make ... many are touching memorial pieces ... one is a homage to John Cage; each is full of piercing imagination. They are perfectly projected by Kashkashian ..."
- The Guardian

"... Kashkashian's deep sympathy and understanding of the Kurtág's oeuvre comes in. Her sublime approach to the demanding and unconventional harmonic and rhythmic changes make the score a living, evolving being ... Kashkashian has delivered, once more, a resplendent record that not only explores the instrument's range and versatility but also introduces two ambitious yet surprisingly accessible gems."
- All About Jazz

Violist Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition, exemplified on this account of solo music, at times both both and subtle, by great Hungarian composers Kurtág and Ligeti. Kashkashian admirably rises to the very different challenges of these works as she points towards the qualities that unite these composers who were great friends for 60 years. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, unravelling its secrets.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded May 2011, Propstei St. Gerold
Tonmeister: Peter Laenger
Cover photo: Caterina di Perri
Liner photos: Thomas J. Krebs, Judit Kurtág and Guy Vivien
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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