György Sándor Ligeti

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Born: 28 May 1923 — Dicsőszentmárton — Hungary
Died: 12 June 2006 — Wien — Austria
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Started with Hungarian folk music. After his flight to the West the contact with electronic music resulted in a new musical language, exploring the frontiers of tone and sound. His music is usually very hard on the performers too, demanding the maximum in technique and temperament. His oeuvre is not large but the uniqueness of his compositions makes him one of the leading composers of his time.

Life

After World War II Ligeti lived in Budapest, where he finished conservatory. There he was teacher for harmony, counterpoint and analysis till the Hungarian uprising. After his flight to the west in 1956 he came into contact with Eimert, Stockhausen and Koenig in Köln. His 1960 composition Apparitions was a breakthrough for him in modern music. From 1959 untill 1969 Ligeti lived in Vienna, later in Berlin, and from 1973 onwards in Hamburg. In 1989 he stopped teaching at the conservatory there, to dedicate himself to composition.


Ligeti was interviewed by Richard Dufallo at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, November 1986. He admired Bartok when he was young, yet never met him. He lived with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Germany for 3 months as an apprentice — where Stockhausen arranged the first major performances of Ligeti’s works. His music "Atmospheres" is used in the film "2001 Space Odessy." (Contribution by <dbaca(at)mail.twu.edu>.)

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22 October 1961: Premiere of Atmosphères, in Donaueschingen, Germany.
4 April 1963: Premiere of Aventures, in Hamburg, Germany, with Cerha conducting.
14 March 1965: Premiere of the Requiem, in Stockholm, Sweden.
26 May 1966: Premiere of Nouvelles Aventures, in Hamburg, Germany.
19 April 1967: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
22 October 1967: Premiere of Lontano, in Donaueschingen, Germany.
2 April 1970: Premiere of Chamber Concert, in Ottawa, Canada.
8 January 1975: Premiere of San Fransisco Polyphony, in San Fransisco, USA.
12 April 1978: Premiere of Le Grand Macabre, in Stockholm, Sweden.
14 November 1980: Premiere of concerto for piano and orchestra, in Cologne, Germany.
23 October 1986: Premiere of piano concerto (parts 1 and 3), in Graz, Austria.
29 February 1988: Premiere of the piano concerto (parts 4 and 5), in Vienna, Austria.
3 November 1990: Premiere of violin concerto (3 parts), in Cologne, Germany.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
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(1936) Alban Berg: Premiere of the violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”, in Barcelona, Spain.
(1964) Roger Huntington Sessions: Premiere of Montezuma, in Berlin, Germany.
(1967) György Sándor Ligeti: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
(1971) Aribert Reimann: Premiere of Melusine, in Schwetzingen, Germany.

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Sheet music for Ligeti

[details ←] Harom Weores-dal, piano, vocal,
[details ←] Cello Concerto, cello, harp,
[details ←] Lux Aeterna, vocal, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Nouvelle Aventures, piano, double bass, percussion, cello, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Hommage a Hilding Rosenberg, violin, cello,
[details ←] Four Wedding Dances, piano, vocal,
[details ←] Ot Arany-dal, piano, vocal,
[details ←] Mysteries of the Macabre, piano,
[details ←] Mysteries of the Macabre (Trumpet), piano, trumpet,
[details ←] Hamburgisches Konzert (Hamburg Concerto)
[details ←] Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, violin,
[details ←] Sonata (1991-1994), viola,
[details ←] Ricercare
[details ←] Cello Sonata, cello,
[details ←] Etudes for Piano, Volume 1, piano,
[details ←] Organ Etudes 1 And 2, organ,
[details ←] Night And Morning, choral, vocal,
[details ←] Artikulation Poster
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