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Discontent and Early Experiments (1950–56)

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

At the outset of the 1950s Ligeti began to compose secret musical experiments that would not get past the censors of the communist regime in Hungary. Musica ricercata can be seen as an initial ... More


Bartók's Relics: Nostalgia in György Ligeti's Second String Quartet

Martin Iddon

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

It has long been recognized that Bartók was a key influence on György Ligeti's early output. Yet, following his arrival on the Western European stage, Ligeti largely repudiated this influence and the ... More


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