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Gyorgy Ligeti Edition Vol 5 - Mechanical Music / Charial


Release Date: 05/20/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62310   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre CharialFrancoise TerriouxJurgen Hocker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This volume of Sony's György Ligeti Edition contains all of Ligeti's music either written for mechanical reproduction or arranged for mechanical instruments. Dating from his brief flirtation with the Fluxus movement, "Poéme Symphonique," scored for 100 metronomes, produced one of the great scandals of Ligeti's career. As the metronomes wind down, what sounds like a waning rain storm evolves into overlaying rhythmic patterns and finally a single metronome coming to a halt. From the other end of his career come the etudes arranged for player piano. As the Ligeti's Etudes for Piano were originally inspired by the 'Studies for Player Piano' by Conlon Nancarrow, it is appropriate that they should be transferred to a mechanical instrument. Read more In the case of Etude 14, the original is for player piano and moves nearly twice as fast as when performed by the ad lib living pianist.
The barrel organ works occupy a different category, being, for the most part, arrangements of Ligeti's earliest keyboard music. The effect is of a calliope gone mad. Everywhere the charm and whimsy of Ligeti's muse is in evidence. If Ligeti could ever be said to have written light music it is that contained in this volume. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Continuum by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: György Ligeti 
2.
Hungarian rock by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Germany 
3.
Capriccio for Piano no 1 by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Hungary 
4.
Capriccio for Piano no 2 by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Hungary 
5.
Invention for Piano by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Hungary 
6.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre Charial (Barrel Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
7.
Poeme Symphonique by György Ligeti
Performer:  Francoise Terrioux ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Notes: This selection was composed for 100 metronomes in which complex rhythms emerge, change and disappear as the metronomes gradually wind down. 
8.
Continuum by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 
Notes: This work is performed on two player pianos. 
9.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 9, Vertige by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
10.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 7, Galamb borong by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
11.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 14, Coloana infinita by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
12.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 13, L'escalier du diable by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
13.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 11, En suspens by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 
14.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Book 2: no 10, Dar Zauberlehrling by György Ligeti
Performer:  Jurgen Hocker (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1993 

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