György Kurtág: Kafka-fragmente, Op. 24

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Label: BIS
Catalog: BIS-2175
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid


György Kurtág (b. 1926) composed his Kafka-Fragmente in the mid-1980s; its forty settings of Franz Kafka text fragments remain one of his most often-performed works, commonly presented in staged versions. Many of the movements are extremely brief; in the present recording 11 of the movements are less than 0:30 long. This often highly virtuosic and demanding score is interpreted by soprano Caroline Meltzer and violinist Nurit Stark, artists with a strong commitment to contemporary music who’ve collaborated with composers such as Aribert Reimann, Sofia Gubaidulina and Viktor Suslin.

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