Pat Kop plays Kurtag with gloves on

May 20, 2018 by norman lebrecht


“Hommage à Tschaikovsky” by György Kurtag played with gloves in the wonderful new Lugano concert hall as an encore after Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto…

Comments (12)

  1. RW2013 says:

    How would she like it if I did that to her violin?
    And as much as I love Kurtag, this is not one of his best works…

  2. Tiredofitall says:

    Why does she always make me angry? If she were my child, I’d spank her.

    1. jim says:

      That is a question to ask your therapist.

      1. Bruce says:



    2. boringfileclerk says:

      Please do not spank her. Word on the ground is that she’s into that kind of thing.

    3. X.Y. says:

      I do not know about you, but as a rule the people who get angry about her tend to take themselves very seriously…

  3. Cyril Blair says:

    I suppose this is an artist with niche appeal. I can’t imagine paying to hear her. Nor do I understand why we are so fixated on Yuja Wang’s clothes but Kop’s unfinished ones get nary a mention.

  4. Pianofortissimo says:

    Playing that encore with gloves is easy. I’d like to see her playing the Tchaikovsky concerto with gloves. 

    1. adista says:

      I’d like to hear her Ravel violin concerto for the left hand

  5. Jeremy Atkin says:

    What were Kurtag’s people thinking of when they let him publish this puerile ‘work’.
    It diminishes his reputation and the joke wears off after about 6 seconds

  6. Ravi Narasimhan says:

    Richter did it a lot better and with more flair.

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