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For Steven: Im Memoriam Pauline Mara

2010; solo cello

For Steven: In Memoriam Pauline Mara was Kurtág's (much appreciated) response to the news of the death of my wife Pauline in 2010. As I told him when I worked on the piece, I cannot possibly think of the extra-musical associations as I play it; but its feelings of lament, of the relentlessness of fate and of consolatory prayer are universal.

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2012

For Steven: In Memoriam Pauline Mara fut la réaction de Kurtág (appréciée à sa juste valeur) à l’annonce de la mort de ma femme Pauline, en 2010. Comme je le lui ai dit en travaillant l’œuvre, je ne peux peut-être pas penser à des associations extramusicales quand je la joue, mais ses sentiments de lamentation, de sort implacable et de prières consolantes sont universels.

extrait des notes rédigées par Steven Isserlis © 2012
Français: Hypérion

For Steven: In Memoriam Pauline Mara war Kurtágs (sehr geschätzte) Reaktion auf die Todesnachricht meiner Frau Pauline im Jahr 2010. Wie ich ihm schon sagte, als ich an dem Stück arbeitete, kann ich beim Spielen des Werks unmöglich an die außermusikalischen Verbindungen denken; doch die hier ausgedrückte Klage, Unnachgiebigkeit des Schicksals und tröstlichen Gebete sind universell.

aus dem Begleittext von Steven Isserlis © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Lieux retrouvés - Music for cello & piano
Studio Master: CDA67948Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67948 track 10

Recording date
15 December 2011
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John Fraser
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
Hyperion usage
  1. Lieux retrouvés - Music for cello & piano (CDA67948)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: October 2012
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