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györgy ligeti - Ligeti Edition

györgy ligeti

Ligeti Edition

€ 32.00

LABEL: Sony
GENRE: Compositional Form | FORMAT: 9xCD box | CATALOG N. PID 885660 | YEAR. (2010)

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Terrific nine-CD box (digipack CD sleeves!) at a fantastic price! The heart of Ligeti's output, and the basis for the consensus that places him among the 20th Century's most important composers, is the series of masterworks written during his middle period, which lasted from roughly 1957 (after his escape from Hungary) to 1977 (marked by the completion of his opera Le Grand Macabre). The "sound surface" compositions from the period, including Atmosphères, the Requiem, Lux Aeterna and much of the Second String Quartet, fall into a genre of acoustic music that was not unique to Ligeti -- it's also associated with Penderecki and Xenakis, and more peripherally with composers like Lutoslawski -- but Ligeti was arguably the greatest of the lot. Central to this musical language is the elevation of timbre as the most important musical parameter, supplanting the traditional pitch-priority that had been dominant in Western art music since its inception. Ligeti's vocabulary in these works consists largely of tone clusters, either in sustained notes, or as the unfolding of many rapidly moving chromatically undulating lines, in both cases creating a composite texture where the primary impression is of the resulting tone color, rather than the melodic or harmonic implications of any individual instrumental line. It is this music that came to wider attention through its use by Kubrick in the monolith and stargate sequences in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was often called "space music" by people who picked up on that particular association.
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György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : String Quartet No. 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes")

  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (07/13/1994-07/15/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1953-1954

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : String Quartet No. 2

  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (07/13/1994-07/15/1994)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1968

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg, for violin & cello

  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (07/13/1994-07/15/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Ballade and Dance, for 2 violins

  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (07/13/1994-07/15/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Movements (2) for string quartet

  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (07/13/1994-07/15/1994)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Éjszaka (Night), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1955

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Morning

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1955

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Idegen földön (Far From Home), for women's voices

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1945-1946

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Magány :: Molto moderato, poco rubato - Piú mosso, non rubato - Subito

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1946

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Ha folyóvíz volnék (If I could flow like the river), canon for voices in 4 parts

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Pletykázó asszonyok (Gossip), canon for voices in 4 parts

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1952

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Betelhemi királyok :: Vidáman [Allegro]

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1946

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Bujdosó :: Nyugodtan [Tranquillo] - Adagio

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1946

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Lux aeterna :: Sostenuto, molto calmo, "from afar"

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1966

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Lakodalmas (Wedding Dance), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Inaktelki nóták (Songs from Inaktelke), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1953

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Mátraszentimrei dalok (Songs (4) from Mátraszentimre), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1955

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Pápainé :: Andante moderato

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1953

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Fantasies (3) for 16 voices

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Haj, ifjúság! (Youth!), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1952

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Húsvét (Easter), for women's voices

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1946

László Lajtha (1892 - 1963) : Hortobágy, Op.21

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Magos kösziklának (From a High Mountain Rock), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1946

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Kállai kettös (Kálló Two-Step), for chorus

  • Conductor: Terry Edwards
  • Notes: Evengelische Kirche Isselhorst, Gütersloh, Germany (04/21/1994-04/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1

  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (12/06/1995-12/09/1995)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Etudes (8) for piano, Book 2

  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (12/06/1995-12/09/1995)
  • Running Time: 22 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1988-1994

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Musica ricercata (11) for Piano

  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (12/06/1995-12/09/1995)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951-1953

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Piano Études (from Book Three) :: 15. White on White. Andante con tenerezza

  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (12/06/1995-12/09/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Nonsense Madrigals, for 6 men's voices

  • Notes: Whitfield Street Studios, London, England (10/12/1995-10/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1988-1993

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Mysteries of the Macabre

  • Performer: Sibylle Ehlert (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, London, England (12/02/1995-12/04/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988-1991

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments

  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, London, England (12/02/1995-12/04/1995)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Nouvelles aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments

  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, London, England (12/02/1995-12/04/1995)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1962-1965

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Der Sommer (The Summer), song for soprano & piano

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Három Weöres-dal, songs (3) for soprano & piano

  • Notes: Swedish Radio Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden (08/27/1996-08/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946-1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Öt Arany-dal, for voice & piano

  • Performers: Rosemary Hardy (Soprano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Swedish Radio Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden (08/27/1996-08/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1952

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Lakodalmi tánc (4) (Wedding dances), for female voices & piano

  • Performers: Eva Wedin (Soprano); Rosemary Hardy (Soprano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano); Malena Ernman (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Swedish Radio Studio 2, Stockholm, Sweden (08/27/1996-08/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Continuum, for harpsichord

  • Performers: Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming); Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Hungarian rock

  • Performers: Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ); Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Capriccio No. 1 for piano

  • Performers: Walter Tenten (Programming); Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ); Horst Mohr (Programming)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Invention for piano

  • Performers: Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming); Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1948

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Capriccio No. 2 for piano

  • Performers: Walter Tenten (Programming); Horst Mohr (Programming); Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Poème symphonique, for 100 metronomes, 10 performers & 1 conductor

  • Performers: Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1962

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Musica ricercata (11) for Piano

  • Performers: Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming); Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951-1953

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Continuum, for harpsichord

  • Performers: Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano); Horst Mohr (Programming); Walter Tenten (Programming)
  • Notes: DeutschlandRadio, Funkhaus Köln, Germany (10/31/1995-11/02/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Induló (March), for piano, 4 hands

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1942

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Polifón etüd (Polyphonic Étude), for piano, 4 hands

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1943

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Lakodalmi tánc (3) (Wedding dances), for piano, 4 hands (arr. of original setting for female voices

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Sonatina for piano, 4 hands

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1950-1951

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Allegro, for piano, 4 hands

  • Performers: Irina Kataeva (Piano); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Capriccio No. 1 for piano

  • Performer: Irina Kataeva (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Invention for piano

  • Performer: Irina Kataeva (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1948

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Capriccio No. 2 for piano

  • Performer: Irina Kataeva (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Pieces (3) for 2 pianos :: Monument, Selbstporträt & Bewegung

  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 17 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1976

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Passacaglia Ungherese, for harpsichord

  • Performer: Elisabeth Chojnacka (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006) : Hungarian rock

  • Performer: Elisabeth Chojnacka (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Harburg, Germany (02/24/1995-02/27/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978