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20/21 - Ligeti: Volumina, Harmonies, Etc / Boulez, Et Al


Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471608   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  György Ligeti
Performer:  Gerd ZacherAlfons KontarskyAloys KontarskyWilliam Pearson,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The frankly scary sounds that Gerd Zacher gets from an organ in Volumina surpass even his own Vox recording from the same period (1968). And the Kontarsky piano duo are irresistible in the Three Pieces, the triptych Ligeti wrote with them in mind. The second panel is a “Self portrait with Reich and Riley (and Chopin’s there somewhere)”. Hardly since Beethoven has music been able to laugh at itself and be worthy of the joke."

-- Peter Quantrill, Gramophone 12/2006
"The frankly scary sounds that Gerd Zacher gets from an organ in Volumina surpass even his own Vox recording from the same period (1968). And the Kontarsky piano duo are irresistible in the Three Pieces, the triptych Ligeti wrote with them in mind. The second panel is a “Self portrait with Reich and Riley (and Chopin’s there somewhere)”. Hardly since Beethoven has music been able to laugh at itself and be worthy of the joke."

-- Peter Quantrill, Gramophone 12/2006
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Works on This Recording

1.
Volumina by György Ligeti
Performer:  Gerd Zacher (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962/1966; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1968 
Venue:  Lutherkirche, Hamburg-Wellingsbüttel 
Length: 17 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Study for Organ no 1 "Harmonies" by György Ligeti
Performer:  Gerd Zacher (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1968 
Venue:  Lutherkirche, Hamburg-Wellingsbüttel 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Pieces (3) for 2 Pianos: no 1, Monument by György Ligeti
Performer:  Alfons Kontarsky (Piano), Aloys Kontarsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
Venue:  DG-Music Studio no 1, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Pieces (3) for 2 Pianos: no 2, Selbstporträt mit Reich und Riley (und Chopin ist auch dabei) by György Ligeti
Performer:  Alfons Kontarsky (Piano), Aloys Kontarsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  DG-Music Studio no 1, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
Pieces (3) for 2 Pianos: no 3, In zart fliessender Bewegung by György Ligeti
Performer:  Aloys Kontarsky (Piano), Alfons Kontarsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  DG-Music Studio no 1, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Nouvelles aventures by György Ligeti
Performer:  William Pearson (Bass), Mary Thomas (Mezzo Soprano), Jane Manning (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962-1965; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1981-82 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Mysteries of the Macabre by György Ligeti
Performer:  Hĺkan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987 
Date of Recording: 03/1989 
Venue:  Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Aventures by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jane Manning (Soprano), Mary Thomas (Mezzo Soprano), William Pearson (Bass)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1981-82 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Volumina
Organ Study No.1 "Harmonies"
Three Pieces for two Pianos: 1. Monument
Three Pieces for two Pianos: 2. Selbstportrait
Three Pieces for two Pianos: 3. Bewegung
Aventures for 3 singers and 7 instrumentalists (1962)
Nouvelles Aventures for 3 singers and 7 instrumentalists: 1. Sostenuto
Nouvelles Aventures for 3 singers and 7 instrumentalists: 2. Agitato molto
Mysteries of the Macabre for Trumpet and Piano

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