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Kurtág, Györgylocked

  • Rachel Beckles Willson

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(b Lugoj, Romania, Feb 19, 1926). Hungarian composer and pianist. He is the only composer to have lived through Hungary's communist regime (1949–89) and still to have achieved international recognition. Drawing on Bartók, Webern and, to a lesser extent, Stravinsky, his work is characterized by compression in scale and forces, and by a particular immediacy of expression....

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