Gyorgy Ligeti, Toros Can (piano) – György Ligeti: Etudes – Music. 1 GYORGY LIGETI Etudes for piano Piano Concerto An analysis Marilina Tzelepi 2 Gyorgy Ligeti is a very versatile composer. He lived and composed. This piece is a seriously impressive technical feat. Études by their nature tend to be very technical and highly virtuosic but this piece in.
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Ricordi, This creates a rhythmic atmosphere strongly resembling South American rhythms — strong beats and the motif. Listening to the piece, one can only say that the title could not be more suitable. The first three etudes are dedicated to Pierre Boulez for his sixtieth birthday, as Richard Toop informs us Toop seems to believe that there are many more similarities to the Lisztian etudes in this volume We hope that over time the blog will provide useful hints and ideas about the creative processes of composition.
György Ligeti – Etude no.4 “Fanfares” | Monash Composers
In the last measure of the etude, Ligeti uses a term much loved by Liszt: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fanfare motif consists of eight ascending notes, rhythmically arranged inwith fanfraes on the first note of each rhythmic figuration ex. Ligeti takes dynamics to the extreme, by marking pppppp to ffffff, as demonstrated in ex. Towards the end of the etude, the composer makes the harmonies even denser, by applying chords instead of octaves.
The two hands are rhythmically and technically identical in the beginning of the piece, but then by adding a note at a time in one or the other hand, Ligeti breaks this evenness and creates the illusion that the left hand remains behind ex. The orchestration of the concerto contains an extensive amount and famfares of percussion instruments, apart from the regular strings, brass and woodwinds.
This results in a mixture of sounds that can only be characterized as haunting. Ligeti was born in in a small Transylvanian town.
The first book of the Etudes pour piano was composed ineighteen years since he last composed for the piano. In the first part of the etude, the two hands play eighth-note ascending and descending arpeggios, based upon this idea ex.
Above each segment, the different division of twelve eighth notes is shown. In addition, Ligeti ganfares an interest for African rhythms during the s and he integrated some elements of African tradition in his works at this time9. He is justified to state so.
There is a key signature of five flats that shifts from hand to hand, as in the previous two etudes – numbers 10 and As one might expect, his etudes are quite different than those of Chopin, Liszt and the rest of the great etude composers of the past few centuries Toop also refers to this fact Gyorgy Ligeti started taking piano lessons at a relatively late age — fourteen years old.
Edition Francaise de Musique Classique: Ligeti wished to go a step further in the composition of pieces that fall into popular categories, such as the etude and the piano concerto. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Parallel fifths appear again in the piano score. A lkgeti odd occurrence is that the right hand bears an Eb and a Db as key signature, while the left hand is marked with Bb, Ab and Gb. Example 20 demonstrates the motion and structure of the chords.
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A different piano work by Ligeti that shares compositional characteristics with the etudes is his Piano Concerto. Fanfards two hands switch functions for a brief while — the chords switch to the left hand, while the right hand maintains the eighth note movement — then both hands are joined again in frantic ascending sequences of chords leading to the end of the piece. Ligeti started writing his piano concerto in and the final version of it was not completed until Its main feature is a construction based on fifths — each note is a fifth higher or lower than the previous one.
According to Svard, Ligeti considers this etude to be a fugue and it appears that the melodic motif occurs quite a few times in different rhythmic values