Gyorgy Kurtag: the Sayings of Peter Bornemisza, Op. 7 : A 'Concerto' for Soprano and Piano (Landmarks in Music Since 1950) (Landmarks in Music Since 1950)

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A milestone in both Gy rgy Kurt g's output and the development of Hungarian music, The Sayings of P ter Bornemisza, Op. 7 expresses the composer's reflections on suffering and death. In this study, Willson (music, U. of London) discusses the autobiographical associations at work in the piece and examines its reception by critics and performers. The

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Rachel Beckles Willson studied as a pianist at the Liszt Academy in Budapest 1992–95 and since then has been researching Hungarian music from Bartók to Ligeti. Her publications include Perspectives on Kurtág (Harwood Academics, 2001), co-edited with Alan E. Williams, and she is currently preparing a book on Hungarian music in the Cold War (CUP). She is a Lecturer in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

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"It's a fine portrait-in-depth of an amazing creative achievement." -- Arnold Whittall, Professor Emeritus, King's College London

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