Two eminent composers turn 90 this week

Two eminent composers turn 90 this week


norman lebrecht

February 16, 2016

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


  • JohnR says:

    Thank god he didn’t get to Moses und Aaron! (A chorister’s viewpoint!)

  • RW2013 says:

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

  • Paul Rapoport says:

    Not to forget Ben Johnston, who will be 90 on March 15.