Artists

Isabelle Faust

Violin

Anna Margarethe Prohaska

Soprano

Dominique Horwitz

Recitation

Program

György Kurtág

Kafka Fragments for Soprano and Violin op. 24

Approximate running time: 1h without intermission

György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments for soprano and violin—40 movements that transform the poet’s words into music of aphoristic conciseness—were written in the 1980s. Two of today’s most versatile artists, Anna Prohaska and Isabelle Faust, take on the challenge of bringing them to dramatic life. Actor Dominique Horwitz, seen last season at the Pierre Boulez Saal in another Kafka program that combined words and music, reads selections from the author’s works.

In German.