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>Ligeti, György : Sonata for Cello solo
>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes")
>Ligeti, György : Pieces (10) for wind quintet
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Ligeti, György : Atmosphères, for large orchestra
>Ligeti, György : Volumina
>Ligeti, György : Lux aeterna, for 16 unaccompanied voices
>Ligeti, György : Study no 1 "Harmonies," for organ
>Ligeti, György : Lontano
>Ligeti, György : Ramifications, for 12 strings (or string orchestra)
>Ligeti, György : Melodien, for orchestra (or chamber orchestra)
>Ligeti, György : Aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments
>Ligeti, György : Aventures & Nouvelles aventures, stage version of vocal works
>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Cello
>Ligeti, György : Chamber Concerto, for 13 instruments
>Ligeti, György : Mysteries of the Macabre
>Ligeti, György : Double Concerto, for flute, oboe & orchestra
>Ligeti, György : Die große Schildkröten-Fanfare vom Südchinesischen Meer (The Big Turtle-Fanfare from the South China
>Ligeti, György : Pieces (3) for 2 pianos
>     Monument, Selbstporträt & Bewegung
>Ligeti, György : Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1
>     Etude 2
>     Etude 4
>Ligeti, György : Piano Concerto
>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Violin

Album Summary

>Ligeti, György : Sonata for Cello solo
>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes")
>Ligeti, György : Pieces (10) for wind quintet
>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Ligeti, György : Atmosphères, for large orchestra
>Ligeti, György : Volumina
>Ligeti, György : Lux aeterna, for 16 unaccompanied voices
>Ligeti, György : Study no 1 "Harmonies," for organ
>Ligeti, György : Lontano
>Ligeti, György : Ramifications, for 12 strings (or string orchestra)
>Ligeti, György : Melodien, for orchestra (or chamber orchestra)
>Ligeti, György : Aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments
>Ligeti, György : Aventures & Nouvelles aventures, stage version of vocal works
>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Cello
>Ligeti, György : Chamber Concerto, for 13 instruments
>Ligeti, György : Mysteries of the Macabre
>Ligeti, György : Double Concerto, for flute, oboe & orchestra
>Ligeti, György : Die große Schildkröten-Fanfare vom Südchinesischen Meer (The Big Turtle-Fanfare from the South China
>Ligeti, György : Pieces (3) for 2 pianos
>Ligeti, György : Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1
>Ligeti, György : Piano Concerto
>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Violin
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"With the passing of Gyorgy Ligeti on 12 June, 2006 at the age of 83 in Vienna following a lengthy illness, the musical world has lost a true maverick. An independent thinker, Ligeti charted a singular route in his music with the evolution of a voice that is hard to ignore. In this respect one is tempted to put him alongside figures such as Boulez, Cage, Stockhausen and Xenakis when considering the major shapers of late 20th century composition." -Evan Dickerson, Music Web International



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Works Details

>Ligeti, György : Sonata for Cello solo
  • Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948-1953

>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
  • Performers: Douglas Boyd (Oboe); Richard Hosford (Clarinet); Jacques Zoon (Flute); Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon); James Sommerville (Horn)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("Métamorphoses nocturnes")
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1953-1954

>Ligeti, György : Pieces (10) for wind quintet
  • Ensemble: Wiener Blasersolisten
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Ligeti, György : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 20 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1968

>Ligeti, György : Atmosphères, for large orchestra
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961

>Ligeti, György : Volumina
  • Performer: Gerd Zacher (Organ)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Ligeti, György : Lux aeterna, for 16 unaccompanied voices
  • Conductor: Helmut Franz
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1966

>Ligeti, György : Study no 1 "Harmonies," for organ
  • Performer: Gerd Zacher (Organ)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Ligeti, György : Lontano
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 12 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1967

>Ligeti, György : Ramifications, for 12 strings (or string orchestra)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968-1969

>Ligeti, György : Melodien, for orchestra (or chamber orchestra)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Running Time: 13 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Ligeti, György : Aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments
  • Performers: Mary Thomas; William Pearson (Baritone); Jane Manning (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Ligeti, György : Aventures & Nouvelles aventures, stage version of vocal works
  • Performers: William Pearson (Baritone); Mary Thomas; Jane Manning (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 15 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1966

>Ligeti, György : Chamber Concerto, for 13 instruments
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 17 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1969-1970

>Ligeti, György : Mysteries of the Macabre
  • Performers: Roland Pöntinen (Piano); Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1988-1991

>Ligeti, György : Double Concerto, for flute, oboe & orchestra
  • Performers: Jacques Zoon (Flute); Douglas Boyd (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 15 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Ligeti, György : Die große Schildkröten-Fanfare vom Südchinesischen Meer (The Big Turtle-Fanfare from the South China
  • Performer: Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Ligeti, György : Pieces (3) for 2 pianos :: Monument, Selbstporträt & Bewegung
  • Performers: Aloys Kontarsky (Piano); Alfons Kontarsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Ligeti, György : Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1 :: Etude 2
  • Performer: Gianluca Cascioli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Ligeti, György : Etudes (6) for piano, Book 1 :: Etude 4
  • Performer: Gianluca Cascioli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Ligeti, György : Piano Concerto
  • Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1985-88.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1985-1988

>Ligeti, György : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Saschko Gawriloff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain
  • Running Time: 27 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1989-1993