Maestro: Music has lost an angel

Maestro: Music has lost an angel


norman lebrecht

October 19, 2019

From the Budapest conductor Andras Keller:

Marta Kurtág : “A Visible and an Invisible Angel”

She was a real Angel in life, who took care of everybody who, she met. This Angel has always guided us to be more human, better and more true. This Angel’s entire life- and artwork is in every note of Gyorgy Kurtág’s music. This couple’s Life was their Art and their Art was their Life. Márta is the inspirational Angel of Kurtág’s music, who made it possible for this art to bloom. Her inimitable, true and simple piano playing will remain with us eternally, and we can hear and feel this invisible Angel in the immortal art of György and Márta Kurtág.

photo: Judit Marai