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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:   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 9780199382019 0199382018
OCLC Number: 1000012617
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroduction Chapter 1: Discontent and Early Experiments (1950-56) Chapter 2: Electronic Works (1957-58) Chapter 3: Apparitions and Atmospheres (1958-61) Chapter 4: Fluxus and the Absurd (1961-62) Chapter 5: Synthesis of Technique (1962-67) Chapter 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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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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Levy points out that Ligeti was not only a composer of music for traditional instruments but also composed several electronic works and was considered somewhat of an authority on electronic music. Read more...

 
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