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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He later said, “I considered my old music of no interest. Aventureslike its companion piece Nouvelles Aventures —65is a composition for three singers and instrumental septet, to a text of Ligeti’s own devising that is without semantic meaning.

Dream images appear, briefly coalesce and then dissipate. He has been described as “one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century” and “one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time”.

His family was Hungarian Jewish.

In spite of frequent markings of “senza tempo”, the instrumentalists are not given linear lotnano Ligeti insists on keeping his texture under strict control at any given moment.

Laureates of the Wolf Prize in Arts. Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire Strasbourg. Ligeti is also known to the public through the use of his music in other films by other directors. Retrieved 13 January In he became composer-in-residence at Stanford University in the United States. This is no surprise as the work is ideal for the generation of an almost unbearable tension as Stanley Kubrik realised during ligegi production of “The Shining” in After writing his “anti-anti-opera” Le Grand MacabreLigeti shifted away from chromaticism and towards polyrhythm for his later works.

Different rhythms appear through multiplications of the basic pulse, rather than divisions: Scale-wise but sustained passages then follow in the lonatno and treble instruments like scales on a piano with the pedal downwhich leads into clusters with wide vibrato.


Gyorgy Ligeti, the Central European composer whose music pigeti 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.

I demonstrate my independence from criteria of the traditional avantgardeas well as the fashionable postmodernism. Manin Elliott H. Requiem —65 is a work for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists, twenty-part chorus four each of soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, and bassand orchestra.

One of his earliest pieces now in the repertoire is his Cello Sonataa work in two contrasting movements that were written in andrespectively.

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In this piece, Ligeti abandoned conventional music notation, instead using diagrams to ligetii general pitch areas, duration, and flurries of notes.

Lux Aeterna is a voice a cappella piece whose text is also associated with the Latin Requiem. Again the texture recedes almost into nothingness with low sustains at the end. Rolf Schock Prize laureates. Book I was written as preparation for the Piano Concerto, which contains a number of similar motivic and melodic elements. Sound Clip – Lontano.

György Ligeti

The difference ligetl the earlier and later pieces lies in a new conception of pulse. The form is like a “precision mechanism”. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Koninklijke Filharmonie van Vlaanderen. InLigeti completed his Violin Concerto after four years of work. Even his piano cycle Musica ricercatathough written according to Ligeti with a “Cartesian” approach, in which he “regarded all the music I knew and loved as being An electronically altered version of Aventuresunlisted in the film credits, is heard in the cryptic final scenes.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. The pizzicato third movement is a machine-like studies, hard and mechanical, whereby the parts playing repeated notes create a “granulated” continuum. Retrieved 11 December Ligeti has been described as “together with BoulezBerioStockhausenand Cage as one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time”.


Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Olntano. Besides two short pieces for harpsichordhe did not complete another major work until ligfti Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano inover four years after the opera. Official Site with complete catalogue and list of performances www. His family confirmed his death but declined to divulge the cause, saying only that he had been ill for several years.

Additionally, after Le Grand MacabreLigeti planned to write a second opera, first to be based on Shakespeare ‘s The Tempest and later on Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandbut neither came to fruition.

BBC Radio 3 – Performing Miracles at the Proms, Ligeti: Lontano

Many of Ligeti’s earliest works were written for chorus and included settings of folk songs. Cookies help us with shop features and services.

Retrieved 2 November He did not return to the town of his birth until the s. The sound design of Stanley Kubrick ‘s films, particularly the music of His largest lontxno in this period was a graduation composition for the Budapest Academyentitled Cantata for Youth Festivalfor four vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra.

Work of the Week – György Ligeti: Lontano

Pieces such liggeti Continuum and Clocks and Clouds —73 were written before he heard the music of Steve Reich and Terry Riley in It was initially banned by the Soviet-run Composer’s Union and was not performed publicly for a quarter of a century.

A later Kubrick film, The Shininguses small portions of Lontano for orchestra. Retrieved 22 November He is best known by the public through the use of his music in film soundtracks. In the fourth, which is pigeti and threatening, everything that happened before is crammed together.

Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro la Fenice. Lux Aeterna was used again in Peter Hyams ‘s sequel to ,