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György Kurtág was born on 19th February 1926 at Lugoj in Romania, not far from the birthplace of fellow György Ligeti. Both young composers hoped to study with Béla Bartók in Budapest in 1945, but Bartók died in America and Kurtág went on to study , composition and with other teachers at the Budapest Academy. Among his early works was a Korean Cantata which expressed solidarity with the North Koreans in the Korean War against the US… read more

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  • Messages of the Late R. S. Troussova is mandatory late-20th-century listening
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  • this evening a homage 2 györgys 85th birthday in the laeiszhalle (hamburg), i´m bow-taut...
  • Pretty br00tal music
  • It was an amazing experience to work with Kurtág. Some impressions of our rehearsals with him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1LsMvTBeBc
  • I saw kafka fragments live while high as fuck. you all are jealous!
  • not studying with bartok probably helped him on his way
  • Grabstein für Stephan made me jump out of my fucking skin
  • Kafka Fragments.

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