Recorded by Stacey Russell
Born on this day in 1958, Zoltán Gyӧngyӧssy was a Hungarian composer known for his love of contemporary music. His set of pieces, Pearls, is written for his closest friends. Each “Pearl” is dedicated to a specific person, and is meant to embody the style and persona of that person. Movement 6 is written for prepared flute: half of a cork is inserted into the head joint.