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György Ligeti - Selected Works 5-LP Box Set  

Posted by v4v at Sept. 30, 2009
György Ligeti - Selected Works  5-LP Box Set

György Ligeti - Selected Works 5-LP Box Set
Contemporary | mp3 320 kbps, LP transfer, no CUE, no LOG | cover, English booklet | 555 MB
Wergo Studio-Reihe Neuer Musik Records 60095 | 3 h 58 min

This box is a terrific overview of György Ligeti's music. Created about 1984 by Wergo studio-reihe neuer musik, it is a worthy reminder of golden years of avant-garde LP’s era.

György Ligeti: Beyond Avant-garde and Postmodernism  

Posted by interes at Feb. 21, 2016
György Ligeti: Beyond Avant-garde and Postmodernism

György Ligeti: Beyond Avant-garde and Postmodernism by Constantin Floros and Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch
English | 2014 | ISBN: 3631654995 | 252 pages | PDF | 11,3 MB
György Ligeti - Works For Piano And Cembalo - Erika Haase (1991)

György Ligeti - Works For Piano And Cembalo - Erika Haase (1991)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 228 Mb
Label: col legno - Date: 1991

György Ligeti continues to be prolific, and this selection has the first book of the growing collection of piano Études (1985). Erika Haase, who worked on the recording with the composer, retraces his compositional footsteps with the early Capriccios (1947) and Invention (1948) which show him distancing himself gradually from Bartok. The 11 ricercars (1951-53), the last a Homage to Frescobaldi, go beyond what Hungarian orthodoxy would allow in the early 1950s and No. 10, in its wind quintet arrangement, had too many minor seconds for inclusion in a concert - in 1956 Ligeti left his native country…
György Ligeti: Concertos for Piano, Cello & Violin (1994)

György Ligeti - Concertos for Piano, Cello & Violin (1994)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 245 MB

According to some, Ligeti is about as post-modern as you can get. However, Ligeti's composition is more than just atonal, postmodern music, as demonstrated on this disc the amazingly effective use of space and time, and advanced virtuosity at the absolute service of the composer's artistic vision. In his own words: "the ironic theatricalizing of the past is quite foreign to me." Written between 1985 and 1992, the Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto together are supposed to demonstrate the full expressive range of his later works. The Piano Concerto is a whirlwind of rhythmically driven fantasies, created by precise, almost mechanical, colliding cross-rhythms, and twisted, sprightly melodies. The Violin Concerto is just as quirky and jarring, but wilder and more impassioned, less 'mechanical,' more vigorous, and ultimately the highlight of the disc.
György Ligeti: String Quartets and Duets (Arditti String Quartet) - György Ligeti Edition, Vol. 1

György Ligeti: String Quartets and Duets (Arditti String Quartet) - György Ligeti Edition, Vol. 1
1 CD | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 226 MB in 3 parts | TT 58:20 | Covers, Complete Booklet, Bonus Material
Classical | Chamber Music | Label: Sony Classical | Cat.Nr: SK 62306 aka 01-062306-10 | RAR 3% Rec. | Sharebee = Badongo, Megaupload, zShare (NO Rapidshare)
Recording: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, on July 13-15, 1994


Vol 1 of the György Ligeti Edition, World Premiere Recording of the Duets
Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg (1982)
Baladä si joc (1950)
Andante and Allegretto (1950)

György Ligeti: Musica Ricercata / Capriccio 1 & 2 / Invention / Monument · Selbstportrait · Bewegung (1993)

György Ligeti - Musica Ricercata / Capriccio 1 & 2 / Invention / Monument · Selbstportrait · Bewegung (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 110 MB

An irresistible, elementary force emanates from the eleven pieces of the Music Ricercata composed in 1951-1953. Even Stanley Kubrick could not resist this fascination and made the second piece the central element of the soundtrack of his last film Eyes Wide Shut. The early piano work of the famous Hungarian György Ligeti was the result of experiments with minimalist structures of rhythm and sound "in order to construct a New Music from nothing", as Ligeti once said himself. The first piece uses only one tone to which another tone is added at the end; the music of the second piece consists of three tones, the third piece of four tones, the eleventh piece of twelve tones.

György Ligeti- Portrait  

Posted by v4v at Oct. 21, 2008
György Ligeti- Portrait

A music documentary by Michel Follin "György Ligeti- Portrait"
DVD-SAT (Arte) | 64’ | MPEG Video 768 x 576 PAL | 25.00fps | MPEG Audio 48KHz stereo 256Kbps | 2.5 GB
1993 | Language: French | Subtitles: German

Michel Follin’s film remains one of the finest testimonials on this insatiable inventor of sounds, renovator of musical theory and exceptional pedagogue. Portrait of the Hungarian composer is not only a complete biography, it is also a reflection on the aesthetic universe Ligeti: metamorphoses, visions, apparitions, continuum …

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3  

Posted by v4v at Oct. 15, 2008
György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3
Avant-garde | FLAC scans | 258 MB

Siegfried Palm (cello); Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin); Katalina Karolyi (mezzo);
Cappella Amsterdam; Amadinda Percussion Ensemble;
Asko Ensemble; Schoenberg Ensemble; Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)
Rec. Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, 7-9 April 2001, 12-16 September 2001

Third volume of Teldec's 'The Ligeti Project' (not to be confused withSony's Ligeti Edition).
It includes Cello Concerto; Clocks and Clouds; Violin Concerto; Sippal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel.
Production values on this Teldec’s third volume are again very high. The recording has stunning clarity and presence, and authoritative liner notes are once more by the composer. There is a huge range of music on offer here, and even hardened conservatives will find something to which they can respond…

György Ligeti & Steve Reich - African Rhythms (2003)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Sept. 16, 2007
György Ligeti & Steve Reich - African Rhythms (2003)

György Ligeti & Steve Reich: African Rhythms (2003)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 215 MB
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At the turn of the twentieth century, György Ligeti's late piano music was performed in various European concert halls alongside music of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa. The acclaimed project culminated in a CD on the Teldec label entitled Ligeti/Reich: African Rhythms (Pierre Laurent Aimard/Aka Pygmies) featuring works by Ligeti, alongside works by Steve Reich and music of the Aka. This paper describes and evaluates the uneven critical reception of the project in relation to the precise formal connections between Ligeti's etudes, on the one hand, and the music of the Aka, in particular, and African music, in general, on the other. It traces some of the African citations in Ligeti's etudes to specific source materials, briefly describes the original function and context of the music (even if they are not demonstrably known by the composer), and assesses the ideological dimensions implicit in the way the African materials are put to use in a Western context.
György Ligeti - Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier / Passacaglia ungherese / Hungarian Rock / Continuum

György Ligeti: Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier / Passacaglia ungherese / Hungarian Rock / Continuum / Monument, Selbstportrait, Bewegung (1986)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 231 MB
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Awarded the quarterly German Record Critics' Award, this disc brings the chamber music from the period between 1968 and 1982, which reveals Ligeti's development that is particularly impressive with the old-fashioned harpsichord and the Continuum entrusted to it. The piece has an unreal opalescence, literally whirring and flickering. Sheets of sound transform threateningly – quite unlike the more grounded, Hungarian-tinged pieces. The works for piano duo suddenly present a standard theme of painting as a musical subject: the self-portrait! The full title of the composition translates as "Self-portrait with Reich and Riley (and Chopin is in there too)." Ligeti does not deny the irony here. In his Trio, obstinately enough, he does not assemble a classical set of instruments but instead includes representatives of different "families," juxtaposed more or less irreconcilably: violin, horn, and piano.