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György KurtágSigns, Games and Messages Kurt Widmer baritoneOrlando TrioHiromi Kikuchi violinKen Hakii violaStefan Metz celloMircea Ardeleanu percussionHeinrich Huber tromboneDavid LeClair tubaHölderlin-Gesänge for baritone op. 35a Signs, Games and Messages for strings ...pas à pas - nulle part ...Poèmes de Samuel Beckett et Maximes de Sébastien Chamfort for baritone solo, string trio and percussion, op. 36 Recorded February / March 2002ECM New Series 1730 The first new album by Kurtág in six years is a major event. Kurtág was always a master of the miniature ? no tone or texture, no grain of sound is wasted ? but now his work is more concentrated than ever. The work on ?Signs, Games and Messages? represents a pinnacle of Kurtág?s art of achieving the ultimate in expression by the most minimal of means. The album is comprised of settings of Hölderlin (and Paul Celan) in the ?Hölderlin-Gesänge?, sung by Kurt Widmer, and of Beckett (and Sébastien Chamfort) in ? ... pas à pas ? nulle part ...?, sung by Widmer with string trio and percussion. The two song cycles are linked by the work-in-progress that gives the album its title: ?Signs, Games and Messages? for strings. The three cycles recorded here ? and to which the distinguished interpreters gave years of intense collaboration ? comprise between them a total of 59 tracks, only one of which goes beyond three minutes in duration. More than any composer before him, Kurtág has mastered the art of the expressive musical aphorism ? or, as he self-deprecatingly puts it, ?making music out of almost nothing.? But as England?s The Guardian said, ?A whole world of expression and suggestion can be packed into these exquisite, crystalline forms.? CONDIZIONI:COME NUOVO/LIKE NEW :