Two eminent composers turn 90 this week

Tomorrow (Weds) is the 90th birthday of Friedrich Cerha. The Austrian composer is best known for his completion of the third act of Berg’s Lulu.

Thursday is the 90th of György Kurtág, the formidable Hungarian aphorist.

Long may they thrive.

kurtag lebrecht

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  • The Berlin Sharoun Ensemble recently combined them for a brilliant concert, finishing with Ligeti, who sadly didn’t make it to 90.

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