Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Soli: Bartok, Benjamin, Penderecki, Carter, Kurtag (2015)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen - Soli: Bartók, Benjamin, Penderecki, Carter, Kurtág (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD416 | Time: 01:16:31

On Soli, Tamsin Waley-Cohen's 2015 release on Signum Classics, the violinist explores modernist repertoire composed between 1944 and 2005. Because these solo violin pieces by Béla Bartók, George Benjamin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Elliott Carter, and György Kurtág are challenging for both the player and the listener, one should approach this CD with some awareness that they reflect different phases of the avant-garde movement that dominated music in the last half of the 20th century. In quieter selections where the moods are primarily brooding or lyrical, Waley-Cohen produces a vibrant tone and smooth phrasing that make her playing easy to appreciate, even when the music isn't recognizably tonal. However, in louder, dissonant passages, notably in sections of the Bartók Sonata, Benjamin's Canon for Sally, Carter's Remembering Aaron, and Kurtág's Anziksz Kellerannanak, the close microphone placement makes her bowing sound overly resinous and scratchy, which can be hard to enjoy. Even so, few violinists dare approach this bracing material, and Waley-Cohen is to be commended for devoting a whole album to such cutting-edge pieces solely on her terms, without making compromises.
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5;  Kurtag (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge, Cello Suites 1 & 5; Kurtág (Keller Quartet, Anner Bylsma) (2004/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.53 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | EuroArts

The two films on this DVD combine some of the most demanding chamber works ever written. Recorded at the atmospheric Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Keller Quartet plays a version of Bach’s unfinished masterpiece The Art of the Fugue for string quartet intertwined with works by renowned contemporary composer György Kurtág – a programme that the four Hungarians developed and have successfully performed on international stages. Anner Bylsma, Dutch master cellist and world-renowned as a distinguished interpreter of Bach’s cello music, plays the solo suites. The suites, on which he has also published an authoritative book, count among the most popular baroque chamber works. Anner Bylsma plays the famous Stradivarius “Servais” and the disc was recorded in the beautiful village church St Bartholomew of Dornheim in Thuringia.

György Kurtag – Kurtagonals (2009)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Feb. 26, 2011
György Kurtag – Kurtagonals (2009)

György Kurtag – Kurtagonals (2009)
Avant-garde/present 21st century/ambient | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h11m | 380mb
Label: ECM New Series | cat. no. ECM 2097
Boulez Conducts: Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis [5CD Box Set] (1995)

Boulez Conducts: Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis [5CD Box Set] (1995)
5CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | June 6, 1995 | 1.11 Gb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Elektra/Wea | Hotfile, Fileserve

Collecting five CDs, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrucke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gerard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.
Kurtag - Lachenmann - Gubaidulina - Schleiermacher - For Children (2009)

Kurtag - Lachenmann - Gubaidulina - Schleiermacher - For Children (2009)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 166 Mb
Classical | Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 613 1520-2

Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 4, 2016
Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}

Gyorgy Kurtag - Signs, Games And Messages (2003) {ECM 1730}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 220MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music

In literary criticism, we throw around our fair share of arbitrary terms. Yet one I stand by, and of which I am especially fond, is “intertextuality,” which refers to the borrowing, shaping, and influence of texts on other texts. Similarly, one can say many things about Hungarian composer György Kurtág. He is a “master of the miniature,” a microscopic craftsman. His language implodes with a hermetic (im)precision. His wit is boundless, unassuming, and unabashedly lyrical. And so forth. But in the end, his sound-world is nothing if not intertextual.
Gyorgy Ligeti, Gyorgy Kurtag, Sandor Veress - Wind Music (Albert Schweitzer Quintett)

Gyorgy Ligeti, Gyorgy Kurtag, Sandor Veress - Wind Music (Albert Schweitzer Quintett)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 237 Mb
Label:CPO - Date:1996

The six Bagatelles were originally part of a collection of 12 bagatelles composed for piano between 1951 and 1953. In 1953, Ligeti transcribed six of the bagatelles for a wind quintet made up of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. With the exception of the second and fifth bagatelles, these are quick, spirited little pieces. They reflect Ligeti's economical approach to composition, as a minimum number of notes are used to maximum effect……

Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 26, 2013
Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)

Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 201 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ecm | Catalog Number: 001719602

The great viola player Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition and this bold and subtle account of solo music by the great Hungarian composers György Kurtág and György Ligeti is a landmark recording. Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages (1989- in progress) in its 19 aphoristic sections is as demanding as Ligeti’s Sonata for viola (1991-94), but Kashkashian surmounts the very different challenges of the works, and points towards the qualities that unite these composers. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, and unravels its secrets.

György Kurtag – The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza (1990)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Dec. 4, 2012
György Kurtag – The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza (1990)

György Kurtag – The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza (1990)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 66m20s | 220mb
Label: Hungaroton | cat. no. HCD 31290

Gyorgy Kurtag - Complete Choral Works (2006)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at March 20, 2011
Gyorgy Kurtag - Complete Choral Works (2006)

Gyorgy Kurtag Complete Choral Works (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 145 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: hänssler CLASSIC \ Cat.: 93174 | RS/MU

In its concision and intensity, Gyorgy Kurtag’s choral music pursues a similar approach to his instrumental work. All three cycles were begun during 1979-81, though the process of completion was very different. Omaggio a Luigi Nono (1981) evolved quickly, perhaps because expressive consistency overrides technical diversity – the cycle centring on texts by Rimma Dalos that paraphrase earlier sources so as to reinforce their sentiments by seeming to contradict them. In their relative purity as choral music, they differ markedly from Eight Choruses, to poems by Dezso Tandori (1984) – aphorisms posing as riddles, embodied in writing that evokes a near-orchestral range of sonority, an “instrumentation” that is made graphic in Songs of Despair and Sorrow (1994). These settings of mainly short-lived Russian poets embody some of Kurtag’s most plangent writing, aided by an ensemble – two harmoniums and four bayans (Russian accordions) alongside brass, strings and percussion – remarkable for the way it is subsumed into the chorus as if an extension of that being communicated.