Scenes for Flute; Signs, Games and Messages for Flute [Score only]
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From the Publisher
The cycle Scenes for solo flute, written in September 1997 and dedicated to Ádám Szokolay, occupies an extraordinary place in György Kurtág's oeuvre. The premiere of the long-withheld composition was held in 2016 on the composer's 90th birthday. Each movement in the cycle reformulates familiar gestures of Kurtág's music: it develops pensive, impetuous, ethereal or playful characters.
Signs, Games and Messages are collections for solo instruments and small chamber ensembles. Each of the three words refers to an essential factor in Kurtág's music. Signs ties to the composer's study year in Paris as a young man, when he could not compose but merely put graphic signs on the paper. 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 similar collections for string and wind instruments - does not form a coherent cycle; the pieces can be played individually, or in various orders, or together with pieces from Signs, Games and Messages written for other instruments.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
Scenes for Solo Flute, Op39
- Signs,Games and Messages for Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute and Recorder
1.Scenes, Op. 39 - Ballad, a: Ballad (more rhythmic notation) 2.Scenes, Op. 39 - Echoes - Back and Forth 3.Scenes, Op. 39 - ...preparations, experiments for the creation of a perpetuum mobile... 4.Scenes, Op. 39 - A Faltering Confession 5.Scenes, Op. 39 - In the Language of the Birds 6.Scenes, Op. 39 - Pondering 7.Scenes, Op. 39 - Wild and Passionate 8.Scenes, Op. 39 - Memories of Gyimes 9.Scenes, Op. 39 - Epilogue 10.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - Hommage a J. S. B. 11.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - Doloroso 12.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - Jauchzet und frohlocket! Auf! Schwung! 13.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - ...apres un de lecture de Rimbaud... 14.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - Bref message a Pierre Boulez 15.Signs, Games and Messages for flute - ...ein Brief aus der Ferne an Ursula
.Signs, Games and Messages (Chamber works) - Myriam Marbé in memoriamfor three recorders (or 2 flutes and alto flute) 17.Signs, Games and Messages (Chamber works) - Plaintive Pleadingfor recorder (or flute) and piano 18.Signs, Games and Messages (Chamber works) - ...c'erano due fiori...for flute and bass flute 19.Signs, Games and Messages (Chamber works) - Épitaphe a la mémoire de Simone Boisecqfor two flutes 20.Signs, Games and Messages (Chamber works) - Joli oiseau - en pantomime (Samuel Beckett)for baritone and bass flute
- Part 1: Flute
- Part 2 (Optional): Alto Flute
- Part 3 (Optional): Bass Flute
- Part 4 (Optional): Treble Recorder
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest
Publisher's reference: Z15127
Our Stock Code: 1477009
Media Type: Paperback - Score only (43 pages [score])