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Universal Edition - György Ligeti

 

György Ligeti
28.05.1923—12.06.2006

The Composer

1923 – Born 28 May in Dicsöszentmárton (now called Tîrnaveni), Transylvania (Romania).

1941
– Graduate from secondary school in Klausenburg (Transylvania).

1941–1943
– Study of composition with Ferenc Farkas at the Klausenburg Conservatory.

1942–1943
– Studies with Pál Kadosa in Budapest.

1945–1949
– Studies with Sándor Veress, Pál Járdányi, Ferenc Farkas and Lajos Bárdos at the Budapest Academy of Music.

1945–1946
Idegen földön.

1946
Magány.

1949–1950
Ballade und Tanz.

1950–1956
– Lecturer at the Budapest Academy of Music.

1951–1953
Musica Ricercata for piano.

1953
Pápaine; Omaggio a Frescobaldi; Ricercar for organ; Sechs Bagatellen.

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About the Music

Each and every composition is a document of its time. In the case of Apparitions and Atmosphères, the two orchestral works that represent the oeuvre of György Ligeti in the catalogue of Universal Edition, this statement is especially valid.

Apparitions (1958/1959) and Atmosphères (1961) document the composer’s preoccupations after his flight from Hungary, the first steps (apart from some electronic pieces such as Artikulation) in the direction which was to make him one of the leading lights of the international avant-garde within a short space of time.

Furthermore, Apparitions and Atmosphères are also milestones in the history of music following World War II. They have lost none ...

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