KURTAG: Kafka Fragmente – Caroline Melzer, sop./Nurit Stark, v. – BIS-2175, 58:08 multichannel SACD (Dist. by Naxos) *****: Challenging these pieces may be, but if you buy this SACD, it will give you gooseflesh if you listen closely. Those famous works by Franz Kafka that you read in school? Not his best. The Trial, that […]
The best image and sound thus far of the classic, but why absolutely none of the extras?
These 1995 and 1998 performances of the complete Bartok string quartets remind us of Bartok’s two sources of musical debt–to Beethoven and to Debussy.