This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.

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This was the first work Ligeti began after his time in the electronic music studio, and, as a composition of sounds and of layers of sounds, the score transfers to the orchestral plane an electronic manner of working. The listening guide is a nice touch as well.

Gigantic clusters of chords hover in a stasis ligtei negates familiar signposts of harmony and pulse.


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Paul Griffiths writes atmosphrres this performance made Ligeti a liteti point”. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Orchestrainstrumental ensemble of varying size and composition. The Definitive Guide to Classical Music. After Apparitionsit was the second piece Ligeti wrote to exploit what he called a ” micropolyphonic ” texture.

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June 1, by ASO. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But the piece reached its widest audience inwhen American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick used it in the sound track of Lontano for Large Orchestra”. Countless separate musical lines interweave to create a rippling, but homogenous, aural surface minutely detailed and vitalised by the seething activity beneath. Although applied to various ensembles found in Western and non-Western music, orchestra in an unqualified sense usually refers to the typical Western music ensemble of bowed stringed instruments complemented by wind and percussion instruments that, in the string section at least, has….


Also important to continuity is the lack of percussion instruments, except for a piano whose strings are brushed at the end. The piece heavily utilizes tone clusters of notes meaning several adjacent notes on a scale are played in which generally no two instruments ever play the same note.

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The piece features “shimmering rapid vibratomultiple high glissandiwaves of string harmonics in different meters[and] notes moving along the same path but at different speeds”.

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The score assigns each individual string player a distinct part rather than one that duplicates other strings, and the result is haunting and vaguely dissonant. VAT plus shipping costs. You are commenting using your Twitter account. All Music Guide to Classical Music: First published in New Hungarian Quarterly.

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