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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Toop, Ligeti had originally listed this etude as no. The motif consists of eight ascending notes, rhythmically arranged inwith accents on the first note of each rhythmic figuration ex. The sound effect reminds the listener of a swarm of bees. 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. The political situation during the s fanffares s was not in favor of music development.

This results in a mixture of sounds that can only be characterized as haunting.

It seems as though the elements on which the fourth movement is based undergo certain changes that help link it to the movement that is about to follow. Ligeti, Etude No2, mm. The orchestration of the concerto contains an extensive amount and variety of percussion instruments, apart from the regular strings, brass and woodwinds. Robson Books; London, Of course whether it is worth the trouble or not, it is entirely a matter of opinion.

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The dynamics of the piece overstep the boundaries of the extreme — dynamics such as ffffffff appear more than once. Each rhythmic or melodic instance does not last more than three measures at a time. Combined with this constant, pulse-like ostinato is an interesting rhythm in the chords. The various influences to which he has been exposed through the years are evident in his compositions.


Above each segment, the different division of twelve eighth notes is shown. Ligeti was not a piano virtuoso. This is a blog for staff and students in the Composition Program at Monash University.

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Lois Svard, Gyorgy Ligeti Etudes pour piano, This is strongly reminiscent of both Schumann and Debussy, who applied a similar method in naming many of their piano compositions To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In the middle of the composition, the familiar chromatic pattern of Etude No.

There is continuous motion in all three etudes and their themes can be easily distinguished.

Ligeti was first introduced to Julia and Mandelbrot sets inToop notes. Gradually, more chromatic layers are added, making the harmonies even more complex ex. Ligeti was born in in a small Fanfarfs town.

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Syncopated chords ligrti sixteenth notes also appear in various combinations. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Fanfarew chromatic element again is present, combined with syncopation in the opposite hand.

However, he is very successful in maintaining his own personal compositional style. There is no real theme to this movement. Etudes pour piano vol. Chromatic scales become chromatic chords, creating a theme from the two outer voices, while the inner voices maintain the chromatic motion.

Afnfares enough, the rhythmic sequences are similar and the rhythmic manipulation is similar — it creates a feeling of circular movement Example 22a shows the beginning measures of the concerto. The next etude is different. The first three etudes are dedicated to Pierre Boulez for his sixtieth birthday, as Richard Toop informs us Ligeti was one of these composers and one of his main concerns throughout his compositional career was to find the ultimate freedom in music expression.


Ligeti Etudes pour piano, This etude brings to mind the Chopin study on chromatic scales ex.

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Etudes pour Piano vol. Fanfwres harmonic aspect of the work is, in my opinion, definitely worthy of its title. Log In Sign Up. This means that the listener hears melodies or rhythms that are not actually there It includes rhythmic and melodic elements of all the concerto movements. Svard, Ligeti Etudes pour Piano, The rhythmic flow goes uninterrupted to the end of the piece.

Ligeti: Etudes pour piano

The thirty-second note arpeggios in the last part of the etude are vaguely reminiscent of Liszt etudes ex. At the end of the piece, the pianist finds himself at the extreme of both the high and low registers. Alfred Brendel, quoted in Toop. One of the results of this compositional approach is that although this is a fast movement, it does not feel this way — it feels much slower than its actual tempo

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