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Gyorgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto; Lontano; Atmospheres; San Francisco Polyphony / Benjamin Schmid, violin

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> Lontano - Lontano
> Violin Concerto - I. Praeludium
> Violin Concerto - II. Aria - Hoquet - Chorale
> Violin Concerto - III. Intermezzo
> Violin Concerto - IV. Passacaglia
> Violin Concerto - V. Appassionato
> Atmospheres - Atmospheres
> San Francisco Polyphony - San Francisco Polyphony

Album Summary

>Ligeti, György : Lontano
>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Violin
>Ligeti, György : Atmospheres, for large orchestra
>Ligeti, György : San Francisco Polyphony, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Ondine proudly presents a release of the Violin Concerto and orchestral works by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923 - 2006) featuring Benjamin Schmid, the Finnish RSO and Hannu Lintu. The disc presents an excellent overview to the development of Ligeti's compositional technique over a period of 30 years; one of the most impressive developmental progressions in the history of 20th century music.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2014
As [Lintu] prises open Ligeti's mulched-up woodwind micropolyphony...time feels curiously suspended, the high-speed urgency of the music hurtling forwards slowly and unobtrusively...Ligeti's music...is too often reduced these days to the status of modernist lollipops. But Lintu finds something fresh by reconnecting with its radical core.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
This sampler of Ligeti early, middle, and late pieces offers a useful overview of the composer's work. The opening two entries are familiar repertoire items. Atmospheres (1961) deals with clusters expressed in dense blocks, but always quiet and with smooth surface. The gorgeous Lontano (1967), with its long pedal points and diatonic background. It is among Ligeti's most enduring works. There is considerable competition for all these pieces.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre (2012-08-29_2012-08-31&2013-).



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Works Details

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : Lontano
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (08/29/2012-08/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1967

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (08/29/2012-08/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1989-1993

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : Atmosphères, for large orchestra
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (08/29/2012-08/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>György Ligeti (Composer) (1923 - 2006) : San Francisco Polyphony, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (03/01/2013-03/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1973-1974