Notes and Editorial Reviews
After her critically acclaimed recordings of Mozart (complete sonatas), Schumann and Schubert, Hungarian-born Klára Würtz turns to her compatriot Béla Bartók, presenting a representative selection of his piano works. She plays a powerful, rhythmically vital yet never “pounding’ Sonata, a colourful and vibrant Suite Op. 14, an uncompromising Allegro Barbaro, and a selection of pieces from Mikrokosmos and Gyermekeknek (For Children). In these latter pieces one feels her innate feeling for the (musical) language of the Hungarian children’s songs and nursery rhymes.
Klára Würtz studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest, imbibing the rich musical culture and knowledge of such teachers as
György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados, and Zoltán Kocsis.
Würtz’s recent recording for Piano Classics of the Schubert Impromptus (PCL0013) was reviewed in Fanfare: “There are just a handful of great recordings of these 8 pieces: Schnabel, Brendel, Lupu, Zimerman, Uchida, Perahia…I believe that Klára Würtz belongs to this exalted company…this is very natural and distinctive music-making at a very high level..” (Charles Timbrell, Fanfare)
Works on This Recording
Sonata for Piano, Sz 80 by Béla Bartók
Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary
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