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File under: Contemporary

György Ligeti

Requiem / Aventures / Nouvelles Aventures

Label: Wergo

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 stock* György Ligeti's "Requiem" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two mixed choirs and orchestra is one of his most impressive compositions - especially, when directed by Michael Gielen - and at the same time "the" requiem of the 20th century: Sound which is chromatically layered moves gradually from the lower registers to the higher, thus changing from mourning sounds into the promise of the eternal light. In the Kyrie the polyphonic net which was previously static begins to move gently. 
It was a part of this composition that Stanley Kubrick used to accompany the discovery of the monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Also on this Wergo disc are two other essential works, "Aventures" and "Nouvelles Aventures", highly theatrical and justly celebrated choral works.

File under: Contemporary
Cat. number: WER 60 045-50
℗ + © 1985 Schott Wergo Music Media GmbH, Mainz, W. Germany. Digital Reprocessing (remastered) Recorded: - 1 (Requiem): Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt, 1968. - 2 & 3: (Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures): Studio des Internationalen Musikinstituts Darmstadt, 1966 14-page booklet with texts in German, English and French. Made in Austria (back cover). Made in EU (CD).

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