Hungarian contemporary composer György Kurtág drew inspiration from the diaries, letters and notebooks of Franz Kafka to create this powerful work. Kafka Fragments is composed of 40 exquisitely crafted miniatures, scored for soprano and solo violin. The fragments, ranging from a few seconds to several minutes in length, are intense distillations of phrases and sentences collected by Kurtág over many years. Director Netia Jones, who integrates live visual projection and performance, brings this penetrating song cycle to the Linbury Studio Theatre in an imaginative new production. Kafka Fragments is performed by soprano Claire Booth and violinist Peter Manning.
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