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Metamorphosis in music : the compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Author: Benjamin R Levy
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Hungarian composer György Ligeti went through a remarkable period of stylistic transition, from the emulation of his fellow countryman Béla Bartók to his own individual style at the forefront of the Western-European avant-garde. Through careful study of the sketches and drafts, as well as analysis of the finished scores, Metamorphosis in Music takes a detailed look at this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: György Ligeti; György Ligeti; György Ligeti
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Levy
ISBN: 9780199381999 0199381992 0199382018 9780199382019
OCLC Number: 957656239
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Discontent and early experiments (1950-​56) --
Electronic works (1957-​58) --
Apparitions and Atmosphères (1958-​61) --
Fluxus and the absurd (1961-​62) --
Synthesis of technique (1962-​67) --
Compositional flourishing (1967-​70) --
Conclusion: Form and expression at the turn of the 1970s --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Levy.

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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  Read more...

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