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György Sándor Ligeti was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. . Lontano (), for full orchestra, is another example of micropolyphony, but the overall effect is closer to harmony, with complex woven textures. György Ligeti. Lontano, for orchestra. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Requiem / Lontano / Continuum on Discogs.

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The Music of Conlon Nancarrowp. Ligeti worked in the Cologne Electronic Music Studio with Stockhausen and Koenig and was inspired by the sounds he heard there.

Before that he had not known that other languages existed. Ligeti likens parts of the work to Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.

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The form is like a “precision mechanism”. In the earlier works, the pulse is something to be divided into two, three and lontanoo on. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Apart from his far-reaching interest in different styles of music, from Renaissance to African music, Ligeti was also interested in literature including the writers Lewis CarrollJorge Luis Borgesand Franz Kafkapainting, architecture, science, and mathematics.

Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. This page was last edited on liget Decemberat Then a very low bass note is sustained with very high harmonic sounds, leading into a quiet, tonal, romantic harmony of mystery, with chords and clusters coming to the foreground and then disappearing back into the rich, silken texture.

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It was initially banned by the Soviet-run Composer’s Union and was not performed publicly for a quarter of a century. The International Who’s Who Manchester University Symphony Orchestra. The whole surface slowly works its way back into the haze of the dream. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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Retrieved 28 May His family confirmed his death but declined to divulge the cause, saying only that he had been ill for several years. Rolf Schock Prize laureates. The New Yorker12 August ].

Restricted in his musical style by the authorities of Communist Hungary, only when he reached the west in could Ligeti fully realise his passion for avant-garde music and develop new compositional techniques. Lux Aeterna is a voice a cappella piece whose text is also associated with the Ligti Requiem.

A later Kubrick film, The Shininguses small portions of Lontano for orchestra. During this time, Ligeti also began to explore alternate tuning systems through the use of natural harmonics for horns as in the Horn Trio and Piano Concerto and scordatura for strings as in the Violin Concerto.

He was survived by his wife Vera and son Lukas.

Work of the Week – György Ligeti: Lontano

Shortly after its composition, Ligeti arranged six of the movements of Musica ricercata for wind quintet under the title ‘Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet’. A Space Odyssey includes excerpts from four of his pieces: KG Weihergarten 5 Mainz info schott-music.


In lonano became composer-in-residence at Stanford University in the United States. Scale-wise but sustained passages then follow in the basses and treble instruments like scales on a piano with the pedal downwhich leads into clusters with wide vibrato.

Composed inthis composition for large orchestra depicts the opening and closing of “a window on long submerged dream worlds of childhood” Ligeti. Because of Soviet censorship, his most daring works from this period, including Musica ricercata and his String Quartet No.

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Brussels Philharmonic – Vlaams Radio Orkest. Gyorgy Ligeti, the Central European composer whose music was among the most innovative of the last half of the 20th century — sometimes eerie, sometimes humorous usually fantastical and always polished — died yesterday in Vienna.

Ligeti recalled that his first exposure to languages other than Hungarian came one day while listening to a conversation among the Romanian-speaking town police. University of York Symphony Orchestra. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.