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Splinters - 20th Century Hungarian Works by Ligeti, Kurtag, Bartok, Kodaly, Lajtha et al. / Mariann Marczi, piano

Album Summary

>Kurtág, György : Szalkak (Splinters), for piano, Op. 6/d
>Kurtág, György : Fem, for piano (Etudes, Book 2)
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Meditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy, for piano
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Pieces (7) for piano, Op. 11
>Lajtha, Laszlo : Contes, Op. 2
>Bartók, Béla : Burlesques (3) for Piano, Op. 8c/Sz 47
>Jeney, Zoltan : Ricercar for piano
>Jeney, Zoltan : Arthur Rimbaud in the Desert, for piano
>Csapo, Gyula : The Ultimate Goal, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Pianist Mariann Marczi performs a very personal program of 20th Century works from her native Hungary, featuring works that form two pillars at either ends of the last century, grouped between 1907 and 1918 and from 1976 to 1989. Like pylons, these two blocks of compositional styles and techniques are linked by a hidden and complex network of bridges - arpeggios that at times imitate the sounds of the harp, dulcimer or far-away bells, a strong French influence, be it biographical, musical and frequent references to francophone poetry, and a common tendency towards the transcendental. Mariann has worked together with all of the living composers on her disc, and authoritatively carries out their intentions, while bringing to light the subtle nuances across the interesting and varied landscape of last century's Hungarian music.

Mariann Marczi began studying piano at the age of four. In 1991, at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. She earned her Performance Artist Diploma and Master of Music in 2000 at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She continued her postgraduate studies in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". In 2005, she completed her studies in the Doctor of Music department at the Liszt Academy of Music. She earned her Doctor of Music degree in 2008, with a thesis on György Ligeti's Piano Etudes.

Mariann is a prize-winner in several national and international competitions. She has played in the most important concert halls of Hungary and in almost all European countries, and takes part regularly in a number of festivals, including the International Bartók Festival, the Szeged Chamber Music Festival, the Zemplén Festival, the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Festival, the Centre Acanthes Festival, the Pianissimo Festival, the "Spring in Russia" Festival, the Crescendo Festival and the Ziethen Music Festival.

Her repertoire includes solo and chamber works from early baroque to contemporary music. She regularly collaborates with outstanding composers, including György Kurtág, Zoltán Jeney, Gyula Csapó, Gyula Fekete, Máté Hollós, Nikolai Badinski, Ruth McGuiré, and Valerio Sannicandro.

Mariann was awarded the Schönberg Prize of the Austrian Arnold Schönberg Stiftung in 2000, the DAAD Scholarship of the German State in 2001, and the Annie Fischer Performance Artist Prize and Scholarship of the Hungarian Ministry of National Cultural Inheritance in 2002.

Expedition Audio Recommended
A prizewinner at the International Smetana Piano Competition for her performance of Béla Bartók's Three Burlesques, Op. 8/c (a work included on this program), all of this music has been central to Mariann Marczi's repertory, a fact which is unmistakable in these authoritative and penetrating performances.... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013).



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Works Details

>György Kurtág (1926 - ) : Szálkák (Splinters), for piano, Op. 6/d
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>György Kurtág (1926 - ) : Fém, for piano (Études, Book 2)
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zoltán Kodály (Composer) (1882 - 1967) : Meditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy, for piano
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Zoltán Kodály (Composer) (1882 - 1967) : Pieces (7) for piano, Op. 11
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910-1918

>László Lajtha (Composer/Conductor) (1892 - 1963) : Contes, Op. 2 :: no 10, (...de l'automne et du champ...)
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Burlesques (3) for Piano, Op. 8c/Sz 47
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908-1911

>Zoltán Jeney : Ricercar for piano
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zoltán Jeney : Arthur Rimbaud in the Desert, for piano
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Csapo, Gyula : The Ultimate Goal, for piano
  • Performer: Mariann Marczi (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/04/2013-07/08/2013)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary