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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Shopping Cart 0 item. While he was living in Hamburg, his wife Vera remained in Vienna with their son, Lukaswho later also became a composer. This texture is a similar to that of polyphonyexcept that the polyphony is obscured in a dense and rich stack of pitches.

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Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Ligeti likens parts of the work to Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. During the s, he also became interested in the polyphonic pipe music of the Banda -Linda tribe from the Central African Republicwhich he heard through lintano recordings of one of his students.

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

Before that he had not known that other languages existed. The twelve are divided into two numerically equal groups but with the instruments in the first group tuned approximately a quarter-tone higher four violins, a viola and a cello.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Shutter Island [Music from the Motion Picture]. Lontano has not only established itself in the concert repertoire, but has also found its way as film music into Hollywood blockbusters. The Music of Conlon Nancarrowp. Brussels Philharmonic – Vlaams Radio Orkest.


However, he produced little electronic music of his own, instead concentrating on instrumental works which often contain electronic-sounding textures. Ligeti’s music is best known to the general public for its use in three films of Stanley Kubrick ‘s, which gained him a world-wide audience. Indiana University School of Music. Chamber Music and Ensembles. Scale-wise but sustained passages then follow in the basses and treble instruments like scales on a piano with the pedal downwhich leads into clusters with wide vibrato.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. The lonatno were buried pigeti the cemetery in a grave dedicated to him by the City of Vienna. One of his earliest pieces now in the repertoire is his Cello Sonataa work in two contrasting movements that were written in andrespectively. Ligeti recalled that his first exposure to languages other than Hungarian came one day while listening lontajo a conversation among the Romanian-speaking town police.

Donaueschinger Musiktage 75 Jahre vol. Shortly after its composition, Ligeti arranged six ligwti the movements of Musica ricercata for wind quintet under the title ‘Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet’. Cookies help us with shop features and services. A few weeks after arriving in Vienna, Ligeti left for Cologne.

Lontano, for orchestra

It was initially banned by the Soviet-run Composer’s Union and was not performed publicly for a quarter of a century. Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. His music of the s and s continued to emphasise complex mechanical rhythms, often lontao a liteti densely chromatic idiom, tending to favour displaced major and minor triads and polymodal structures.

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. After writing his “anti-anti-opera” Le Grand MacabreLigeti shifted away from chromaticism and lpntano polyrhythm for his later works.


Then a very low bass note is sustained with very high harmonic sounds, leading into a quiet, tonal, romantic harmony of mystery, with chords and clusters coming to the foreground and then disappearing back into the rich, silken texture. This is no surprise as the work is ideal for the generation of an almost unbearable tension as Stanley Kubrik realised during the production of “The Shining” in They remarried in and had a son together.

Kubrick in return sought permission and compensated Ligeti for use of his music in later films. With Volumina —62, revised for solo organ, Ligeti continued with clusters of notes pigeti, translated into blocks of sound.

Work of the Week – György Ligeti: Lontano

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Ligeti’s health deteriorated after the turn ligeto the millennium; he died in Vienna on 12 June at the age of Retrieved 13 January They differ widely from each other in their types of motion. The Bagatelles were performed first inbut not in their entirety: Composed of a single movement divided into seventeen contrasting sections linked motivically[21] the First String Quartet is Ligeti’s first work to suggest a personal style of composition.

Composed inthis composition for large orchestra depicts the opening and closing of “a window on long submerged dream worlds of childhood” Ligeti.

Ligeti has been described as “together with BoulezBerioStockhausenand Cage as one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time”. Lieb Richard P.