Hommage à György Kurtág was composed in response to a request from my friend Paul Marleyn for a work to be performed on the same concert as Kurtág’s Ligatura – Message to Frances-Marie. My work is a gesture of respect to a composer whose work has been a great influence on my own.
This work was commissioned by the Agassiz Music Festival.
June 23, 2002
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sara Bitlloch and Aaron Au, Violin; Julie Amundsen and Paul Marleyn, Cello