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György Ligeti : music of the imagination

Author: Richard Steinitz
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the world's best known living composers, György Sándor Ligeti is widely acknowledged as among the most influential and admired creative figures of the late twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steinitz, Richard.
György Ligeti.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)645687532
Named Person: György Ligeti; György Ligeti; György Ligeti; György Ligeti; György Ligeti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Steinitz
ISBN: 1555535518 9781555535513
OCLC Number: 50684611
Notes: Originally published: London: Faber and Faber, 2003.
Description: xvii, 429 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: From East to West --
The Making of the Man --
Night and Morning: An East European Apprenticeship --
Catching Up --
The Watershed of 1960: International Debut --
Fantasy and Technique --
Distorting Mirrors: Humour and Antilogic --
Distance and Enchantment --
A Gestural Kaleidoscope --
Spider's Web: The Labyrinth of Melodies --
Dis(c)loc(k)ation and Transformation --
The Grand Illusionist --
Alice in Breughelland: A Grotesque Carnival of Sex and Death --
In the midst of life ... --
The Dynamics of Disorder --
The Piano Etudes --
Curiouser and curiouser --
On (Not) Writing Opera --
Productions of Le Grand Macabre.
Responsibility: Richard Steinitz.

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Fuses biographical and musical analysis to provide a multi-layered portrait of one of the most influential and admired composers of the late twentieth century.  Read more...

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