News for Kagel
- €500,000 Kagel legacy for Amsterdam ensemble
[posted 23 June 2009]
The German-Argentinean composer Mauricio Kagel, who died last year, has left a legacy of €500,000 to Amsterdam-based Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. Kagel's only condition is that the sum is not to be spent on performances of his own compositions.
[Source: NRC Handelsblad / nrc.nl]
- Mauricio Kagel dies in Cologne at 76
[posted 19 September 2008]
One of 20th century great composers, Argentine-born Mauricio Kagel, has died last Thursday in Cologne, Germany.
Kagel was not only a very original composer, but also a writer of radio plays, a film maker, a director, a writer, a conductor and a professor. His broad interest has certainly helped shape his original, often theatrical compositions, which often contain a good dose of humor and irony.
Born on Christmas eve 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentine, he moved to Cologne, Germany, after Pierre Boulez saw his first compositions, and recognized his talent.
He developed his own style of music composition. He did not want his music to be just for the elite, which at that time was contrary to what many other composers thought.