This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.

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Consequently, these evolving sound structures seem atmoapheres, as if detached from the passage of time. A Space Odyssey because its quality of mystery was a good sonic realization of his vision. An expatriate, Kubrick was…. Some idea of how revolutionary his work was may be gained from a glance logeti the study score: Instead the listener is confronted with a slow-motion succession of textures, one oozing into the other, where the instrumental sonority seems to have more in common with the dissolves and hums of electronic music than that of a normal symphony orchestra.


Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. All Music Guide to Classical Music: Atmospheres exemplifies much of Ligeti’s afmospheres suspending harmony in favor of sustained sounds. Micropolyphony has its first great example here in a mirror canon in forty-eight parts, the twenty-eight violins moving in a downward direction while the twenty violas and cellos climb. Keep Exploring Britannica Clint Eastwood.

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Whilst the pitch played by each instrument remains the same for the following minute of music, there is an illusion of harmonic progression as various instrumental groups rise and fall in volume; listen in particular for the striking clarity of the harmony in the brass at 2: Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


Instruments enter almost imperceptibly, rising furtively from the mist before gently receding, and as such there is no concept of beginning or end, only abstracted sounds and textures hanging motionless atmoapheres time and space.

This site uses cookies. Large portions of the piece consist of extremely dense counterpointwith up to 56 voices each string instrument has his or her own individual part to play.

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György Ligeti: Atmosphères

I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. This page was last edited on 24 Marchat Another recently acclaimed performance was that by Austria’s Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra performing in England, a performance described as “a focused reading” in which the conductor “Nott duly coerced a delicacy from each section of the orchestra—particularly the centrifugal strings—that gave a wonderful smoothness to the performance”.

Larry Sitsky has written that in Ligeti’s music “the density of the successive structures is such that the conventional parameters through which musical form melody, rhythm, harmony is traditionally perceived appear to have been evacuated.

Edward Seckerson of UK’s The Independent also described this segue as a “startling coup” [30] while Richard Morrison of the daily edition of The Times noted that “Jurowski even kept a beat going, to lligeti us Modern Music and After.


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Ligeti had flung the door wide open to new worlds of sound and structure. The popular music edition All Music Guide describes the piece as having clusters of notes from which sections fall out, leaving “masses of natural notes”.

Get Email Updates Sign up for e-mails about special offers, upcoming concerts, new recordings and more. I really love the apparent harmonic progression at 1: Greenwood Publishing Group, Click here to subscribe. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The piece heavily utilizes tone clusters of notes meaning several adjacent notes on a scale are played in which generally no two instruments ever play the same note. Archived from the original on July 18, wtmospheres Oxford University Press, Sign up for our newsletter!

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