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Games and Improvisations, Hommage à György Kurtàg

by KATHARINA WEBER with Barry Guy and Balts Nill

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Intakt CD 203

A new "pianoicon" – this is how Fred Frith describes Katharina Weber. For almost thirty years now the classically trained pianist and composer moves within the world of New Music and Improvisation.

On this second CD on Intakt Records Katharina Weber finds a new path. She interprets eleven short piano pieces by György Kurtág of his collection Játékok. The trio Katharina Weber - Barry Guy - Balts Nils develops these short piano solo jewels with improvisations.

Kurtág says he wants to express the maximum with a minimum of notes. Katharina Weber: «The pieces contain a great mass of substance, so to speak. Like throwing a stone into the water, Kurtág's pieces extend in wide circles when they're thrown into the flow of improvising fantasy. Our improvisations are a kind of counter movement to the preceding concretion, an unfolding within the course of time, a further developing of threads collectively, resulting from the piece, often moving away from the piece, as well, in the same way as the waves ripple out from the point of the stone's impact, because free improvisation simply cannot be tied down.»

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released April 15, 2012

Katharina Weber: Piano
Barry Guy: Bass
Balts Nill: Percussion

Recorded June 21, 22, 2011 by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Studio 1, Radiostudio Zürich. Radio producer: Peter Bürli. Sound engineer: Martin Pearson. Edited and mixed Summer 2011 by Martin Pearson. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photos: Margareta Sommer (Cover), Doris Hüsler (Stage). Liner notes: Katharina Weber, Barry Guy, Balts Nill. Produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt

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