- Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, Sonatina BWV106 'Actus Tragicus'
- O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV Deest
György Kurtág (b 1926) is a Hungarian pianist and composer of music with a huge breadth of creative imagination. Much of his output is intense, atonal and experimental. He wrote homages to many composers and transcribed works by several others, including these by Bach, who was one of his major inspirations. Kurtág is known to have said that "one note is almost enought', realisting that one can make music out of almost nothing: his writing is free from any excess material, a feature that brings purity and clarity to these transcriptions.
Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ
Sound engineer: Darryl Stack