Kim Kashkashian | Kurtág / Ligeti | Music for Viola | ECM New Series 2240



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Kim Kashkashian | Kurtág / Ligeti | Music for Viola | ECM New Series 2240
ECM New Series 2240August 2012

Kim Kashkashian: viola

Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition and this bold and subtle account of solo music by the great Hungarian composers Kurtág and Ligeti is a landmark recording. Kurtág’s Signs games and Messages (1989- in progress) in its nineteen aphoristic sections is as demanding as Ligeti’s Sonata for viola (1991-94), but Kashkashian surmounts the very different challenges of the works, and points towards the qualities that unite these composers. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, and unravels its secrets.