Editio Musica Budapest has announced the death of Marta Kurtág – ‘a great musician, a wonderful human being, and an inspiring companion for György Kurtág.’
Marta was 92. She married György in 1947.
When I met them a year ago in Budapest, she seemed physically the stronger of the couple, and formidably the more outgoing. Here’s what I wrote at the time.
UPDATE: Ivan Fischer: Music mourns