Ligeti's Stylistic Crisis: Transformation in His Musical by Michael D. Searby

By Michael D. Searby

The Hungarian composer Gysrgy Ligeti (1923-2006) used to be probably the most leading edge and influential composers of the final 50 years. He was once certainly one of a couple of critical and East eu composers, together with Witold Lutoslawski and Krzysztof Penderecki, who've created musical languages that mix components of the modernism of the West with a extra versatile angle to compositional approach. Ligeti's Stylistic challenge: Transformation in His Musical kind, 1974-1985 explores how Ligeti's compositional type thoroughly remodeled in the course of and after the composition of his basically opera Le Grand Macabre (1974-1977). Michael D. Searby examines Ligeti's track from 1974 to 1985 intimately, with a selected emphasis on Le Grand Macabre, interpreting the track and delivering attainable reasons for the stylistic and compositional alterations, in addition to contemplating the results for Ligeti's next tune. during this first English-language e-book to target Ligeti's most important paintings, Le Grand Macabre, Searby investigates Ligeti's tune and its courting to tonality, taking a look at his go back to culture and use of citation and pastiche within the opera, and contemplating the transformation of Ligeti's kind and method after the opera. The Horn Trio (1982) with its romantic word constitution is usually analyzed to illustrate the unconventional switch within the composer's stylistic strategy. Searby additionally examines Ligeti's courting with postmodernism, addressing the modernist as opposed to postmodernist polemic because it relates to Ligeti's works. Many musical examples help the dialogue, and an appendix summarizing the opera and pictures from a up to date construction, in addition to an intensive bibliography, upload to this worthy reference.

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