Kurtág's Ghosts //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/01/2009
Recording location: 
Großer Sendesaal, Funkhaus Wien
Recording date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Producer: 
Barbara Fränzen, Peter Oswald
  • 1. Loyauté, que point ne delay (01:55)
  • 2. Hommage à Farkas Ferenc (scraps of a colinda melody-faintly recollected) (01:28)
  • 3. Tres douce dame (01:46)
  • 4. Hommage à Farkas Ferenc (Liebe im Herzen, bittere Schmerzen) (02:08)
  • 5. Hommage à Stockhausen (00:46)
  • 6. Klavierstücke No. 2 (00:56)
  • 7. Île de Feu 1 (01:34)
  • 8. ...humble regard sur Olivier Messiaen... (01:15)
  • 9. Hommage à Pierre Boulez (02:22)
  • 10. Notation 10 (00:25)
  • 11. Notation 12 (00:41)
  • 12. Catacombae Sepulcrum romanum (Pictures at an Exhibition) (02:36)
  • 13. Hommage à Muszorgskij (01:33)
  • 14. The First Punishment (Recollections of my Childhood) (01:28)
  • 15. Hommage à J.S.B. (00:09)
  • 16. Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti (00:19)
  • 17. Hommage à Farkas Ferenc (00:34)
  • 18. Sonata e-moll K. 394 (02:24)
  • 19. Hempergős (00:15)
  • 20. Five-Finger Quarrel (00:15)
  • 21. Praeludium d-moll, BWV 875 (01:30)
  • 22. Versetto: Temptavit Deus Abraham... (00:30)
  • 23. Versetto: Consurrexit Cain adversus fratrem suum... (00:19)
  • 24. Die Sieben Letzte Worte: Il Terremoto (01:52)
  • 25. Sirens of the Deluge (00:28)
  • 26. Sonata h-moll K. 197 (04:00)
  • 27. Fugitive Thoughts about the Alberti Bass (03:20)
  • 28. All'ongherese (Homage à Gösta Neuwirth) (01:41)
  • 29. Ungarische Melodie D. 817 (04:16)
  • 30. Musica Ricercata No. 8 (00:51)
  • 31. Hungarian Peasant Song, Op. 20, No. 2 (00:52)
  • 32. Orosz Tánc - Russian Dance (00:09)
  • 33. Hungarian Peasant Song, Op. 20, No. 5 (00:50)
  • 34. Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 10 (00:09)
  • 35. Rumanian Folk Dance, No. 6: Maruntel (00:45)
  • 36. Do-Mi D'arab (00:59)
  • 37. Round O Z.T 684 (02:11)
  • 38. Tears (01:36)
  • 39. Les Adieux (in Janáčeks Manier) (02:05)
  • 40. Po zarostlém chodníčku On an Overgrown Path: II, 2 (03:02)
  • 41. Doina (02:00)
  • 42. Walzer D. 365, No. 22 (00:54)
  • 43. Hommage à Schubert (01:07)
  • 44. Keringő (Waltz) (01:28)
  • 45. Mazurka Op. 41, No. 2 (02:15)
  • 46. Hommage à Petrovics (00:17)
  • 47. Hommage à Zenon (Achilles and the tortoise, or overtake your other hand) (00:23)
  • 48. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Fürchtenmachen (01:42)
  • 49. ...and once again: Shadow-play (00:47)
  • 50. Agitato (00:21)
  • 51. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Der Dichter spricht (00:29)
  • 52. ...and round and round it goes (00:10)
  • 53. Face to Face (00:21)
  • 54. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, No. 8 (01:02)
  • 55. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, No. 9 (01:07)
  • 56. Nyuszicsököny (Stubbunny) (00:26)
  • 57. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, No. 4 (01:13)
  • 58. In memoriam Edison Denisov (02:15)
  • 59. Musica Ricercata No. 9 (Béla Bartók in memoriam) (02:40)
  • 60. In memoriam András Mihály (04:13)
  • 61. La Lugubre Gondola, No. 1 (05:28)
  • 62. For Marianne Teöke (01:00)
  • 63. In memoriam Lajos Vass (02:10)
  • 64. At Richard Wagner's Grave (03:25)
  • 65. Szunyogh István in memoriam (01:33)
  • 66. Marina Tsvetayeva: It's Time (01:25)
  • 67. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Der Dichter spricht (02:05)
  • 68. ...de már elfelejtettem... (01:28)
  • 69. Lendvai Ernő in memoriam (01:39)
  • 70. In memoriam Pál Járdányi (02:01)

György Kurtág / Marino Formenti

With compositions of:

GYÖRGY KURTÁG / GUILLAUME de MACHAUT / KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN / OLIVIER MESSIAEN / PIERRE BOULEZ / MODEST MUSSORGSKY / DOMENICO SCARLATTI / J. S. BACH / JOSEPH HAYDN / FRANZ SCHUBERT / BELA BARTÓK / LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / HENRY PURCELL / ROBERT SCHUMANN / LEOS JANÁCEK / FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN / GYÖRGY LIGETI / FRANZ LISZT

The guiding spirit of the project is Gyoergy Kurtág. His music, in Formenti‘s view, is an extended conversation with the history of Western music. Kurtág‘s Ghosts, „is an unbroken, ever-shifting flood of music“.
(Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle)