György Kurtág, Fin de partie
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 15 November 2018
L’impotente passività dell’esistenza: Beckett in musica
György Kurtág was born in 1926, in Romania. Hungary soon became his homeland, but he had to leave it in 1957 due to the political climate following the failed insurrection the previous year. Kurtág took refuge in France and here, among other things, he was able to attend a performance of Fin de partie (Endgame), the play that Samuel Beckett had written after Waiting for Godot.
Currently at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, performances of Beckett’s play have just ended and the city dedicates some concerts to Kurtág’s music, an exhibition and the première of his first work for stage…