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Kurtág György: Signs, Games and Messages

for clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet

Setting: Clarinet, Bass-Clarinet, More Clarinets
Genre: Contemporary Hungarian Works
Period: Contemporary Music
Language: Hungarian, English, German
Length: 68 pages
Published: November 2017
Item number: 15066
ISMN: 9790080150665
Signs, Games and Messages are series for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles. Each of the three notions refers to an essential factor in Kurtág's music. Signs ties in with the composer's period of study in Paris as a young man, when he could not compose, merely put graphic signs on the paper.

(Additionally, the word points to inspiration gained from the art of Klee and Michaux.) Games links with his nine-volume series for the piano with that title. Messages conveys the very personal content of these works, in that these short pieces are actually diary notes and missives to musicians and friends important to Kurtág.

The collection - like his earlier five series for stringed instruments - does not form a coherent cycle. The pieces can be played individually or in various orders or among pieces from Signs, Games and Messages written for other instruments.

Contents

1.
Hommage a J. S. B.
2.
Einen Augenblick lang
3.
Hommage a Eliott Carter - 1. Capriccio
4.
Hommage a Eliott Carter - 2. Arioso
5.
In Nomine - all'ongherese
6.
Calmo, sognando
7.
Perpetum mobile
8.
... ein Brief aus der Ferne an Ursula
9.
Two Pieces for Bass clarinet - 1. Capriccio
10.
Two Pieces for Bass Clarinet - 2. ... Words have become unfaithful to me ...
11.
Kroó György in memoriam
12.
(... summaia a B. P. mondasinac ...)
for oboe and contrabass clarinet
13.
Rozsnyai Ilona in memorian
for English horn and contrabass clarinet
14.
Versetto (apokrif organum)
for English horn and bass clarinet
15.
Rimma Dalos: Ljubov na meszjac (Hommage a Tristan)
for English horn and bass clarinet
16.
Hommage a Elliott Carter
for English horn and contrabass clarinet
17.
Schatten
for contrabass clarinet and pianino (con supersordino)
18.
Rozsnyai Ilona in memoriam
for English horn, contrabass clarinet, pianino (con supersordino) and piano (pizzicato)
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