Gyorgy Ligeti, Toros Can (piano) – György Ligeti: Etudes – Music. 1 GYORGY LIGETI Etudes for piano Piano Concerto An analysis Marilina Tzelepi 2 Gyorgy Ligeti is a very versatile composer. He lived and composed. This piece is a seriously impressive technical feat. Études by their nature tend to be very technical and highly virtuosic but this piece in.

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Eulenburg Books, Example 22a shows the beginning measures of the concerto. Ligeti, Etude No2, mm. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The orchestral parts are imitative, and there seems to be a constant interaction between the instruments and the piano. This etude brings to mind the Chopin study on chromatic scales ex.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. This piece is a seriously impressive technical feat. Robson Books, In this etude, Ligeti starts exaggerating more in the dynamics.

Gradually, more chromatic layers are added, making the harmonies even more complex ex. Skip to main content. The main feature of this etude is note repetition. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Ligeti takes dynamics to the extreme, by marking pppppp to ffffff, as demonstrated in ex. Schott, Of course whether it is worth the trouble or not, it is entirely a matter of opinion. The second movement is the slowest movement.

Although their approaches are different, they all shared fanrares same goal: Toop states that this name is in reference to a sculpture by Constanin Brancusi, ligeto work greatly interested Ligeti.

The eight etudes of the second book are considered to be even more difficult and complex than those found in the first book. The orchestration in general is fairly sparse, with the exception of the percussion section, which seems to be somewhat antagonistic of fqnfares piano score ex. There are strong accents and syncopations between the chords ex. Lois Svard observes that the gaps between the fafares scales seem to increase from one eighth to two, then three fanfxres so on, making the etude become more and more spacious Toop, Gyorgy Ligeti, The various influences to which he has been exposed through the years are evident in his compositions.


Lois Svard, Gyorgy Ligeti Etudes pour piano, The title is in German, as opposed to the French titles of most of the Etudes. The two hands are rhythmically and technically identical in the beginning of the piece, but then by adding a note at a time in one or the other hand, Ligeti breaks this evenness and creates the illusion that the left hand remains behind ex.

Sixteenth notes replace the eighth notes for a short while and then the eighth notes reappear ex. There danfares similar movement in both hands — they are moving in scales ex.

Ligeti discusses at length the political situation in Griffiths, Gyorgy Ligeti, and in Toop.

Towards the end fanfarss the etude, the composer makes the harmonies even denser, by applying chords instead of octaves. Essentially to me this piece is an amazing virtuosic feat and very interesting to listen to. Toop, Ligeti had originally listed this etude as no. Syncopated chords and sixteenth notes also appear in various combinations.

Ligeti: Etudes pour piano

This means that the listener hears melodies or rhythms that are not actually there It is highly polyphonic and in its harmonic construction, jazz influences are evident. Robson Books; London, Shortly after the beginning of the etude, more voices ranfares added gradually. International Music Company The main feature of this etude is a reoccurring motif, heard all throughout the piece, in one voice or another. Its main feature is the horrifying, scream-like sounds produced mainly fajfares wind instruments.


Toop seems to believe that there are many more similarities to the Lisztian etudes in this volume The harmonic aspect of the work is, in my opinion, definitely worthy of its title. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The theme appears again in the last part of the etude and fanfarew chromatic line thins again, reaching its original scale form to afnfares the composition.

This movement lacks the perpetual motion that characterizes the other movements. The five decades that preceded the s are marked by a great deal of music efforts by groups of young composers. Once more, Ligeti deals with fifths, as he did in his second etude — Chordes vides.

The theme appears between the sixteenth notes and is reinforced with strong accents.

He looked up to the masters of etude composition and it seems that he wanted to leave his own legacy on the genre. One hand keeps the motion going while the other hand introduces a melodic motif, imitated first by the flute and then by the strings ex.

The chromatic element again is present, combined with syncopation in the opposite hand. During those decades, Ligeti was subject to various music influences, including those of the avant-garde, the serialists and of the American minimalist school, as Richard Toop informs us8. The right hand moves in the white lugeti while the left hand in the black keys and they alternate.