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Kurtág: Fin de Partie

"Glistening and nimble, the Scala orchestra is conducted by Markus Stenz, who leads an exceptionally delicate score — its balances and pauses fragile and exposed — with naturalness and a sense of spontaneity."
New York Times

“Markus Stenz’s conducting realises every detail of the score with the absolute precision Kurtág’s music always demands."
The Guardian 

“Conductor Markus Stenz draws razor-sharp playing from small clusters of instruments; the moment collective forces let rip, as Clov hovers at the door, is like dazzling light breaking through a dark veil.”
— Financial Times  

“The music, expertly and diligently conducted by Markus Stenz, traces the text in conversational sympathy, with stop-start blurts and urgent, delicate fluencies.”
— The Guardian

  “Markus Stenz’s artful realisation is engaging. The closing orchestral passage, which resembles bright light bursting out of darkness, is dazzlingly hard won.”
— Opera Now

"The cast—Frode Olsen as Hamm, Leigh Melrose as Clov, Leonardo Cortellazzi as Nagg, and Hilary Summers as Nell—sang magnificently, under the exacting guidance of the conductor Markus Stenz."
New Yorker


La Scala, November 2018
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