Hungarians and music?! What will they think of next? -
Both Gyorgy Kurtag and Peter Eotvos will be in New York
this month as part of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture's
Hungarian Culture Year ("Extremely Hungary") [aaargh...].
Carnegie Hall presents two weeks of folk, symphonic, and
new music, as well as educational programs performed by
today's most noted Hungarian musicians. Featured highlights
of the festival will be three concerts of music by two of
Hungary's greatest living composers.
On January 29
Peter Eotvos will lead Ensemble ACJW in a portrait concert of his music.
On the program will be the U.S. premiere performance of /Octet Plus/
(2008) for soprano and wind instruments, featuring a rare U.S.
performance by soprano Barbara Hannigan.
The music of Gyorgy Kurtag will be at the center of the Hungary Festival
performances. His /Songs to Poems by Anna Akhmatova,/ Op. 41 will
receive its world premiere on January 31
by the UMZE ensemble under the baton of Peter Eotvos. On February 1
in an unprecedented event for New York City, Kurtag and his wife, Marta
Kurtag, will perform a full recital of transcriptions and selections
from /Jatekok/, Kurtag's remarkable series of teaching pieces for piano.>>
Also check out http://www.sequenza21.com/index.php/1022 - "If Alma
Mahler Had Twittered" - hilarious!
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