Few works by Kurtág have gained as much immediate attention as his first major orchestral work Stele (), composed at the age of György Kurtág. Stele, for orchestra, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. György Kurtág: Stele, for orchestra, Op – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the largest and best organized.

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A couple in their mids, married for 65 years, play the piano. The three-movement Stele is memorial music that is nonetheless filled with a strange luminescence: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Retrieved 19 March It also speaks with a fearless directness that bypasses musical tradition and becomes its own idiom. They even look alike, with their glasses and short grey steele, their posture at the piano. But the second movement has the most scintillating moment of all.

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.

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György Kurtág – Stele, for orchestra, Op – Classical Archives

It’s one of the treasures of 20th- and 21st-century kutrag. Listen to any xtele the Kafka-Fragments to hear what I mean. Musik in Deutschland So far, both endings are accepted, even though the first one is still recorded more frequently.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. There is nothing more familiar than these elements, but nothing stranger than what happens to them throughout this performance.

This is not sentimental or bittersweet music; it is serious material, marking the passing of a friend who was likewise serious about music. If you are open to it, the devastating poetry of Stele can sear itself on your soul. Views Read Edit View history. Few composers from the late twentieth century have such a distinctive sound.

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Jazz Latin New Age. It’s a compositional journey that has often involved reducing music to the level of the fragment, the moment, with individual pieces or movements lasting mere seconds, or a minute, perhaps two.

Their playing dissolves the difference between them and the instrument, and between each other. Claudio Abbado Berlin Philharmonic. Hearing Flowers We Are … is like opening a trapdoor in your floor and dropping for a moment into the infinity of the cosmos.


Stele is in three movements and takes up to thirteen minutes to perform. All of the movements are meant to be played attacca. On top of the usual players, the composer added four Wagner tubas and more percussion instruments than are normally heard. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Their srele — the skin of which is smooth, shiny and unwrinkled, as if washed clean rather than marked by the decades — don’t so much play the keyboard as conjure sounds from it.

This is among the most approachable of his works and it demonstrates his artistic character in such a way that new listeners will have an easier time coming to appreciate lurtag superb output by starting here.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paradoxically, precisely because of its conciseness, the piece becomes static and timeless; and those notes, krutag from meaning anything like “C major” or “tonality” are unmoored from conventional function and allowed to resound and shimmer in a much larger musical space.

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