Hungarian National Philharmonic – Zoltán Kocsis
This concert marks stages in György Kurtág’s creative development away from his roots. Kurtág’s “Grabstein für Stefan” was written as a memorial to the husband of his psychologist Marianne Stein. Both works, whose titles and opus numbers allude to Beethoven, express an inner conflict between freedom and tradition.
Miklós Perényi violoncello
Jean Efflam Bavouzet piano
Zoltán Kocsis conductor