Monday, February 11, 2013

GRAMMY Recognition for Kurtág

I am still stunned (in a very pleasant way) by the news that Kim Kashkahsian won a GRAMMY for her recent CD of the music of György Kurtág and György Ligeti. That two such challenging (not to mention witty) modernists should get that kind of attention from such a mainstream institution is rather an achievement. I only regret not seeing her being handed the award by LL Cool J. On the other hand I have no trouble imagining a conversation between LL Cool J's alter ego, Sam Hanna, and Henrietta Lange during an NCIS: Los Angeles episode, during which Hetty would disclose that she had shared many a fine bottle of Tokaj with Kurtág.

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