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Gyorgy Ligeti Edition Vol 3 - Works For Piano / Aimard


Release Date: 01/21/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62308   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc received the 1997 Gramophone award for "Best Contemporary Recording." It was also nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)."
Volume Three of Sony's Ligeti Edition is devoted to the two books of 'Etudes pour piano' along with the early 'Musica ricercata.' There are correspondences with the great cycles of Chopin and Debussy. It says much that Ligeti's works can be mentioned in such exalted company. Ligeti devotes each etude to a specific rhythmic or other technical concern. As his music has evolved, the range of influences absorbed has reached ever wider. A new influence is the studies for player piano of Nancarrow, particularly in the area of rhythmic complexities, as
Read more well as African music and the jazz of Thelonious Monk. To this end, some of the etudes were originally conceived for player piano and may be heard in that form in Volume Five. The beginning of the third book, since added to, is included here and shows Ligeti striving to construct diatonic music that is nevertheless not tonal. The performances of Pierre-Laurent Aimard are of breathtaking virtuosity.
The early 'Musica ricercata' is an experiment in construction where an additional note is added to each subsequent piece until the full series is reached. It is also the basis for the Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 1, Désordre by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 2, Cordes à vide by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 3, Touches bloquées by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 4, Fanfares by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 5, Arc-en-ciel by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1: no 6, Automne à Varsovie by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 7, Galamb borong by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 8, Fém by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 9, Vertige by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 10, Dar Zauberlehrling by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 11, En suspens by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 12, Entrelacs by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 13, L'escalier du diable by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
14.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 14, Coloana infinita by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 1, Sostenuto/Misurato, stringendo poco a poco by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
16.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 2, Mesto. Parlando by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
17.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 3, Allegro con spirito by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 4, Tempo di valse (poco animato) by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
19.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 5, Rubato. Lamentoso by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 7, Con moto giusto by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 8, Vivace. Energico by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
22.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 9, Adagio. Mesto "Béla Bartók in memoriam" by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
23.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 10, Vivace. Capriccioso by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
24.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 11, Andante misurato e tranquillo "Omaggio a Frescobaldi" by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
25.
Etudes (4) for Piano, Book 3: no 15, White on white by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
26.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 6, Allegro molto capriccioso by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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