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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Loosely based on Michel de Ghelderode ‘s play, La balade du grand macabreligehi is a work of Absurd theatre —Ligeti called it an “anti-anti-opera”—in which Death Nekrotzar arrives in the fictional city of Breughelland and announces that the end of the world will occur at midnight.

Most of these compositions establish timbre, rather than the traditionally-favored dimensions of pitch and rhythm, as their principal formal parameter, a practice that has come to be known as sonorism.

Official Site with complete catalogue and list of performances www. Ligeti likens parts of the work to Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony.

Work of the Week – György Ligeti: Lontano

The music was used, and in some cases modified, without Ligeti’s knowledge, and without full copyright clearance. The Ligeti Project, Vol.

In the first, the structure is largely broken up, as in Aventures. 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.


The difference between the lontabo and later pieces lies in a new conception of pulse. He is best known by the public through the use of his music in film soundtracks.

He completed only two works in this medium, however—the pieces Glissandi and Artikulation —before returning to instrumental music. 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.

Filharmonia Narodowa Warsaw Philharmonic. 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.

The string lkntano was not performed untilafter he had fled Hungary for Vienna. InLigeti’s education was interrupted when he was sent to a forced labor brigade by the Horthy regime during events of the Holocaust. Retrieved 21 October The Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra.

Indiana University School of Music. The New York Times.

Ligeti: Lontano

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. His mother was the only other person to survive in his immediate family. His music has also been used in television and radio. Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt Oder. Dream images appear, briefly coalesce and then dissipate. His family was Hungarian Jewish.


In this piece, Ligeti abandoned conventional music notation, instead using diagrams to represent general pitch areas, duration, and flurries of notes. Retrieved 31 January Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland. I believed in twelve-tone music!

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Retrieved 13 January Ligeti’s Cello Concertowhich is dedicated to Siegfried Palmis composed of two movements: Archived from the original on Before that he had not known ligetj other languages existed. Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. As the group play, the one tuned higher inevitably tends to slide down toward the other, and both get nearer each other in pitch. Though, at about half an hour, it is the longest piece he had composed up to that point, [28] Ligeti sets only about half of the Requiem ‘s traditional text: Like the Piano Concerto, the Violin Concerto uses the wide range of techniques he had developed up until that point as well as the new ideas he was working out at the moment.

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. InLigeti completed his Violin Concerto after four years of work.