Salzburg Festival does no more understand itself as a luxury festivity of the established stage- and concert-repertory only. With the series “Salzburg Contemporary” the festival meanwhile puts a focus on the music of the present age too. Hungarian composer György Kurtág who turned 90 earlier this year gets his birthday-celebration within this concert series of Salzburg Festival 2016. And who could be more eligible to care for his celebration artistically and vocally than Natalia Zagorinskaya?
The Russian soprano, an expert of contemporary music and having been dedicated several vocal compositions – among these also a cycle by György Kurtág – is giving her Salzburg Festival debut with The Messages of late Miss R. V. Troussova, a sequence of 21 poems by Rimma Dalos set to music by Kurtág in 1981. Natalia Zagorinskaya has already sung this highly challenging cycle in various musical metropolises with great success. However, the performance at Salzburg Festival joining the Klangforum Wien conducted by Sylvain Cambreling is an outstandingly honourable occasion.
Details concerning the concert at Salzburg Festival on August 6th, 2016
Short excerpt from the Kurtág-Cycle in the audio-clips