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Metamorphosis in music : the compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 60s

Author: Benjamin R Levy
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Metamorphosis in Music examines the evolution of compositional technique in Ligeti's works of the 1950s and 1960s. Through careful analysis of sketches, drafts, and finished scores, it reveals complex influences on the composer's creative process as he moved from the folk-inspired world of Bartók to the forefront of the avant-garde.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016039508
(OCoLC)957656239
Named Person: György Ligeti; György Ligeti
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Levy
ISBN: 9780199382019 0199382018 9780199382002 019938200X
OCLC Number: 999654146
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Metamorphosis in Music; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Discontent and early experiments (1950-​56); 2. Electronic works (1957-​58); 3. Apparitions and Atmosphères (1958-​61); 4. Fluxus and the absurd (1961-​62); 5. Synthesis of technique (1962-​67); 6. Compositional flourishing (1967-​70); Conclusion: Form and expression at the turn of the 1970s; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Levy.

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