The Ligeti Project

Release Date: 1/8/2016
Catalog Number: 553649
Composer: György Ligeti
Number of Discs: 5

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This Teldec collection was a project close to György Ligeti’s heart – the pioneering Hungarian composer was actively involved in the recording process up until his death in 2006. The artists had long-standing relationships with Ligeti and his work, both in the studio and in concert: pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schönberg and Asko Ensembles led by Reinbert de Leeuw. The liner notes, written by Ligeti himself, contain a brilliant and illustrative essay about the genesis and composition of each work. From the massed sonic clouds of the orchestral masterpiece Atmosphères to rarities like Elgar Howarth’s arrangements of excerpts from the opera Le Grand Macabre and Max Bonnay’s accordion transcription of Musica Ricercata, this 5-CD set reveals the iconoclastic genius of Ligeti as well as his sharp musical sense of humor.
Works on This Recording
1. Melodien by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1971 ; Berlin, Germany
2. Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1969-1970 ; Berlin, Germany
3. Concerto for Piano by György Ligeti
Performer: Pierre-Laurent [Piano] Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985-1988 ;
4. Mysteries of the Macabre by György Ligeti
Performer: Peter Masseurs (Trumpet)
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987 ;
5. Lontano by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Atmospheres by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Apparitions by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958-1959 ; Vienna, Austria
8. San Francisco Polyphony by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1973-1974 ; USA
9. Concert Românesc, for orchestra by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1952 ;
10. Concerto for Cello by György Ligeti
Performer: Siegfried Palm (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Clocks and Clouds by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972-1973 ; Berlin, Germany
12. Concerto for Violin by György Ligeti
Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991-1993 ;
13. With Pipes, Drums and Fiddles by György Ligeti
Performer: Katalin Károlyi
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 2000 ; Germany
14. Hamburg Concerto, for horn & chamber orchestra with 4 obbligato natural horns by György Ligeti
Performer: Simon Breyer (Natural Horn), Thomas Bernstein (Natural Horn), Ozan Cakar (Natural Horn), Sybille Mahni (Natural Horn), Marie-Luise Neunecker (Horn)
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1998-1999 ;
15. Double Concerto for Flute and Oboe by György Ligeti
Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Jacques Zoon (Flute)
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Berlin, Germany
16. Ramifications for 12 Strings by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968-1969 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Requiem by György Ligeti
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963-1965 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Aventures & Nouvelles aventures, stage version of vocal works by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1966 ;
19. Artikulation by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; Cologne, Germany
20. Musica ricercata (11) for Piano by György Ligeti
Performer: Max Bonnay (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951-1953 ; Hungary
21. Sonata for Cello solo by György Ligeti
Performer: David Geringas (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948-1953 ; Hungary
22. Die grosse Schildkröten-Fanfare vom Südchinesischen Meer by György Ligeti
Performer: Peter Masseurs (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988 ;
23. Ballad and Dance (Balada si joc), for school orchestra by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1950 ;
24. Régi magyar társas táncok by György Ligeti
Conductor: Reinbert De Leeuw
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ;
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