György Ligeti: Beyond Avant-garde and Postmodernism. Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

György Ligeti: Beyond Avant-garde and Postmodernism. Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch


This monograph is an authoritative examine of the œuvre of 1 of crucial composers of our time. For the 1st time, Ligeti’s key works are offered within the context in their drafts and sketches. His own and inventive improvement is determined forth and illuminated, and his critical compositions are analyzed and reinterpreted, in accordance with exact stories of the ratings and drafts, in addition to on own conversations with the composer. moreover, various questions referring to today’s composing are raised and mentioned. song doesn't must be puristic: Ligeti’s spheres of curiosity are with regards to common, embracing background, traditional technological know-how, and visible arts, in addition to track of numerous eras and ethnicities. This improved global of the musical includes not only tones and sounds, speech and song, the vocal and the instrumental: Ligeti conceives song as a cosmos of acoustic shape.

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