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Gyrgy Kurtg (senior, born February 19, 1926) is a Hungarian composer of contemporary music.

Born of Hungarian speaking parents in Transylvania, Romania. Moved to Hungary after WW II, together with another Transylvanian born Hungaraian composer, Gyrgy Ligeti to study with Bla Bartk in Budapest, where they learned Bartk had died shortly before in America. Kurtg studied composition at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, under Sndor Veress and later under Ferenc Farkas, piano under Pl Kadosa and chamber music under Le Weiner from 1946. In 1957 he went to Paris to attend classes with Darius Milhaud and Olivier Messiaen, and special classes with psychologist Marianne Stein. On returning to Budapest he wrote a String Quartet that he numbered as Opus 1, marking the beginning of new way of thinking music. Kurtg is notable for his The sayings of Pter Bornemisza for soprano and piano, Quasi una fantasia (piano concerto), Kafka-Fragments (for soprano and violin), and Jtkok (pieces for one or two pianos).

His works are mostly published by Editio Musica BudapestTemplate:Composer-stub

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