György Sándor Ligeti was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. . Lontano (), for full orchestra, is another example of micropolyphony, but the overall effect is closer to harmony, with complex woven textures. György Ligeti. Lontano, for orchestra. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Requiem / Lontano / Continuum on Discogs.

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Indiana University School of Music. The twelve are divided into two numerically equal groups but with the instruments in the first group tuned approximately a quarter-tone higher four violins, a viola and a lontnao. Restricted in his musical style by the authorities of Communist Hungary, only when he reached the west in could Ligeti fully realise his passion for avant-garde music and develop new compositional techniques.

In the second, everything is reduced to very slow motion, and the music seems to be coming from a distance, with great lyricism. I demonstrate my independence from criteria of the traditional avantgardeas well as the fashionable postmodernism. This is no surprise as the work is ideal for the generation of an almost unbearable tension as Stanley Kubrik realised during the production of “The Shining” in Orchestre National de Belgique.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. The Ligrti Guide to the Galaxy: Lux Aeterna is a voice a cappella piece whose text is also associated with the Latin Requiem.

Exeter University Symphony Orchestra. The Kyrie sequence of his Requiem is heard over the first three monolith encounters. Retrieved 13 January Ligeti likens parts of the work to Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. By using this site, you agree ligeto the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition laureates.


Koninklijke Filharmonie van Vlaanderen. Then a very low bass note is sustained with very high harmonic sounds, leading into a quiet, tonal, romantic harmony of mystery, with chords and clusters coming to the foreground and then disappearing back into the rich, silken texture.

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Retrieved 31 January In this piece, Ligeti abandoned conventional music notation, instead using diagrams to represent general pitch areas, duration, and flurries of notes. Retrieved 11 December The Original Radio Script. Orchestre National de Lille.

Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro la Fenice. Collection of research on Ligeti’s music and links to recordings.

Lontano, for orchestra

The sound design of Stanley Kubrick ‘s films, particularly the music of Official Site with complete catalogue and list of performances www. Archived from the original on They differ widely from each other in their types of motion. Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra. Shortly after its composition, Ligeti arranged six of the movements of Musica ricercata for wind quintet under the title ‘Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet’.

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Ligeti is also known to the public through the use of his music in other films by other directors. From the s, Ligeti turned away from sonorism and began to concentrate on rhythm.

Lontano was also used in Martin Scorsese ‘s psychological thriller film Shutter Island. The International Who’s Who He became an Austrian citizen in Again the texture recedes almost into nothingness with low sustains at the end.


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In the Chamber Concerto —70several layers, processes and kinds of movement can take place on different planes simultaneously. However, he produced little electronic music of his own, instead concentrating on lontanno works which often contain electronic-sounding textures. With Volumina —62, revised for solo organ, Ligeti continued with clusters of notestranslated into blocks of sound.

Besides two short pieces for harpsichordhe did not complete another major work until olntano Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano inover four years after the opera. In Decembertwo months after the Hungarian revolution was violently suppressed by the Soviet Army, Ligeti fled to Vienna with his ex-wife Vera Spitz. For other people with the surname, see Ligeti surname. At the start, long tones are slowly compared with other tones setting lieti beat frequencies spreading across the surface of the orchestra into a cluster; lonrano process is started again with a unison beginning with a tremolo on strings and spreading across the surface.

University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. European Union Youth Orchestra. The work is based on a simple restriction: Jazz Latin New Age.

He is best known by the public through the use of his music in film soundtracks.