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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Lontano, for orchestra

He is best known by the public through the use of his music in lontwno soundtracks. Restricted in his musical style by the authorities of Communist Hungary, only when he reached the west in could Ligeti fully realise his passion for avant-garde music and develop new compositional techniques.

This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The use of periodic mechanical noises, suggesting not-quite-reliable machinery, occurs in many of his works.

György Ligeti – Wikipedia

Indiana University School of Music. Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition laureates. Additionally, after Le Grand MacabreLigeti planned to write a second opera, first to be based on Shakespeare ‘s The Tempest and later on Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandbut neither came to fruition.

Among other techniques, it uses a passacaglia, [47] ” microtonalityrapidly changing texturescomic juxtapositions Wikiquote has quotations related to: Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.

Views Read Edit View history. University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. 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.


Slovenska filharmonija Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The Kyrie sequence of his Requiem is heard over the first three monolith encounters. Before that he had not known that other languages existed. Brussels Philharmonic – Vlaams Radio Orkest.

The Bagatelles were performed first inbut not in their entirety: Different rhythms appear through multiplications of the basic pulse, rather than divisions: Retrieved 10 May University of York Symphony Orchestra. Shutter Island [Music from the Motion Picture]”.

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat The Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra. The music was used, and in some cases modified, without Ligeti’s knowledge, and without full copyright clearance. Manin Elliott H.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Between and he was guest professor for composition in Stockholm.

Ligeti: Lontano

Musik in DeutschlandVol. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Ramifications —69completed a year before the Chamber Concerto, is scored for an ensemble of strings in twelve parts—seven violins, two violas, two cellos and a double bass—each of which may be taken by one player or several.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago. We use Cookies on our website in order to improve services. The difference between the lontajo and later pieces lies in a new conception of pulse.

Retrieved 18 November As the group play, the one tuned higher inevitably tends to slide down toward the other, and both get nearer each other in pitch. Orquestra Nacional do Porto.


Although he did not directly compose any film scores, excerpts of pieces composed by him were taken and adapted for film use. In the Chamber Concerto —70several layers, processes and kinds of movement can take place on different planes simultaneously.

When he learned about the use of his music in the film, ligeyi “successfully sued for having had his music distorted”, [52] but settled out of court. He later said, “I considered my old music of no interest. His mother was the only other person to survive in his immediate family. Wien Modern [European Import].

He took only what he considered to be his most important pieces. While he was living in Hamburg, his wife Vera remained in Vienna with their son, Lukaswho later also became a composer. Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

He conducted ethnomusicological research into the Hungarian folk music of Transylvania. Manchester University Symphony Orchestra. Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. Ligeti is also known to the public through the use ligrti his music in other films by other directors. In these pieces, each singer has five roles to play, exploring five areas of emotion, and they switch from one to the other so quickly and abruptly that all five areas are present throughout the piece.