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Tag: Gyorgy Ligeti

Wednesday, December 2nd

alone

One-word review: Wow!

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (1957-, piano) plays Etudes by Debussy, Ligeti, Chopin, Bartok, Scriabin; live, England (Aldeburgh), 2014*

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Program (courtesy of YouTube): 0:00-, Debussy: Étude 1 pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny L. 136; 03:42-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 3: White on white (1995–2001); 07:56-, Debussy: Étude 9 pour les notes répétées L. 136; 11:16-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: Der Zauberlehrling (1988–1994); 13:40-, Debussy: Étude 3 pour les quartes L. 136; 18:57-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: Fém (1988–1994); 22:08-, Chopin: Trois nouvelles études: I. in F minor (1839); 24:29-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: En Suspens (1988–1994); 26:35-, Chopin: Trois nouvelles études: III. in A major (1839); 28:50-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 1: Arc-en-ciel (1985); 32:20-, Chopin: 12 etudes: II. in F minor (Op. 25); 34:03-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 1: Touches bloquées (1985); 36:14-, Bartók: 3 etudes: I. Allegro molto Sz. 72; 38:45-, Bartók: 3 etudes: II. Andante sostenuto Sz. 72; 42:17-, Bartók: 3 etudes: III. Rubato-Molto sostenuto Sz. 72; 44:25-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: Entrelacs (1988–1994); 47:20-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 1: Fanfares (1985); 50:56-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 1: Automne à Varsovie (1985); 55:39-, Scriabin: 3 etudes: I. Allegro fantastico Op. 65; 59:25-, Scriabin: 3 etudes: II. Allegretto Op. 65; 01:01:44-, Scriabin: 3 etudes: III. Molto vivace Op. 65; 01:03:30-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: Galamb Borong (1988–1994); 01:06:30, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 1: Cordes à vide (1985); 01:10:03-, Ligeti: Etudes: Book 2: L’escalier du diable (1988–1994).

Saturday, November 21st

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György Ligeti (1923-2006), excerpts from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Hamburg Concerto for Solo Horn and Chamber Orchestra, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra;  Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 2019

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, November 16th

sounds of Paris

György Ligeti (1923-2006), excerpts from Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano; Études for Piano; Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 8/6/20

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Wednesday, July 17th

mesmerizing

György Ligeti (1923-2006), Sonata for Solo Cello (1948-53); Mathias Johansen (cello), live

 

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, July 24th

string quartets
day two

Dudok Quartet, live, Amsterdam, 2015*

 

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late yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Program notes courtesy of YouTube:

Pérotin – Selection from Viderunt Omnes

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
I. Allegro nervoso
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo

Debussy – Canope from Preludes, livre II

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
V. Allegro con delicatezza

Brahms – Intermezzo in B minor op. 119 no. 1

Thursday, May 3rd

string quartet festival
day three

György Ligeti (1923-2006), String Quartet No. 2 (1968); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2018

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last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 5th

tomorrow night in Chicago

He’ll be performing at the University of Chicago, playing Ligeti (including this) and Beethoven (Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major [Hammerklavier]).

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) playing György Ligeti (1923-2006), Étude No. 13: L’escalier du diable/The Devil’s Staircase, 2016

 

Saturday, October 31st

Happy Halloween

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Mysteries of the Macabre; Gothenburg Symphony with Barbara Hannigan (soprano, conductor), live, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013

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Wonder – is not precisely knowing
And not precisely knowing not –
A beautiful but bleak condition

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #1347 (Franklin), excerpt

Thursday, October 15th

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Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982); Tomas Major (violin), Zora Sloka (horn), Denes Varjon (piano), 2009

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This World is not conclusion.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #373 (Franklin)

Wednesday, August 26th

Ligeti fest
day three

Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Requiem: Kyrie; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond.), live

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