Just in: Marta Kurtag has died

Just in: Marta Kurtag has died


norman lebrecht

October 18, 2019

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


  • Wolfgang S. says:

    Very sad news. RIP

    I once heared them playing Bach live and will never forget.

  • e says:

    what a lovely couple.. one can only hope to have such a marriage .. of love and minds and being inventive.

  • Nelson Takahashi says: