Ligeti Concerto

György Ligeti - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra  

Posted by soloweb at Aug. 26, 2007

György Ligeti - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1992)
Avantgarde | Editions Schott - Wein | PDF | 27 MB

It is often considered one of Ligeti's finest works, and well represents his late style: a synthesis of avant-garde explorations and traditional melodic and formal conventions.
György Ligeti: Concertos for Piano, Cello & Violin (1994)

György Ligeti - Concertos for Piano, Cello & Violin (1994)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 245 MB

According to some, Ligeti is about as post-modern as you can get. However, Ligeti's composition is more than just atonal, postmodern music, as demonstrated on this disc the amazingly effective use of space and time, and advanced virtuosity at the absolute service of the composer's artistic vision. In his own words: "the ironic theatricalizing of the past is quite foreign to me." Written between 1985 and 1992, the Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto together are supposed to demonstrate the full expressive range of his later works. The Piano Concerto is a whirlwind of rhythmically driven fantasies, created by precise, almost mechanical, colliding cross-rhythms, and twisted, sprightly melodies. The Violin Concerto is just as quirky and jarring, but wilder and more impassioned, less 'mechanical,' more vigorous, and ultimately the highlight of the disc.
Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988) (Repost)

Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988)
EAC | APE (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:40 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550118

ALthough not very famous, Jeno Jando is a marvelous pianist. He combines lyrical beaty with power and emotion. Both of these attributes are evident in this disc, which contains the piano concertos of Grieg and Schumann, both in the key of a-minor. In Grieg's concerto, Jando creates a perfect balance between Lisztian virtuosity and Grieg's own Norweigan nationalism. The Schumann concerto is my favorite piece on the album, and Schumann's raw emotion comes out perfectly in Jando's interpretation. A word should also be said for the wonderful orchestration of these pieces. This is a wonderful CD both to introduce these romantic piano concertos and to offer a wonderful interpretation of them.
Miklos Perenyi - Britten, Bach, Ligeti (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Miklós Perényi - Britten, Bach, Ligeti (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:21 minutes | 603 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Renowned cellist Miklos Perenyi interprets three masterpieces by Britten, Bach and Ligeti. Exhibiting a stirring display of ferocity and finesse, Perenyi plays with detailed expertise. The repertoire includes Benjamin Britten’s Third Suite op.87, Bach’s Suite VI in D Major BWV 1012 and Ligeti’s cello sonata of 1948-1953. The program showcases Perenyi’s rich sonic palette, a truly breathtaking release.
Benjamin Schmid, Hannu Lintu - Ligeti: Violin Concerto; Lontano; Atmospheres (2013)

Benjamin Schmid, Hannu Lintu - Ligeti: Violin Concerto; Lontano; Atmospheres (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1213

Ligeti’s works on this disc provide an excellent cross-section of the metamorphosis in his compositional technique over a period of 30 years. The Violin Concerto incorporates influences from Medieval and Renaissance music, from late Romantic music and various contemporary styles.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Bartok, Eotvos, Ligeti (2012)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Bartok, Eotvos, Ligeti (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 430 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5285

This is the fourth recording by Patricia Kopatchinskaja on naïve; the second in the concerto repertoire. The collaboration with conductor/composer Peter Eötvos and the programme is an intense series of connections. Between Bartok, Ligeti, Eotvos and Kopatchinskaja, there are many links: Hungary, the land of the 3 composers featured; Peter Eötvos was the conductor of the first performance of the second version of Ligeti violin concerto, in 1992, with Ensemble Modern; Patricia Kopatchinakaja and Peter Eötvös have been working together for 4 years, performing several concertos, including those recorded here.
Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)

Pieter Wispelwey - Walton: Cello Concerto, Passacaglia (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 290 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 153 MB
Classical | 01:06:19

Walton's concerto was commissioned by Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, whose reputation as a performer was such that he inspired works by no less than Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Hindemith. Though the concerto was not very well received by critics following its first performance, it is probably the result of Walton's singular aesthetic sensibility and place- perceived as an old-fashioned Romanticism in the post-war period. Wispelwey's performance effortlessly shifts through the strong rhythmic passages and the moments of serenity called for by Walton's composition. The recording also includes three compositions for solo cello: Bloch's Suite no. 1, Ligeti's Sonata for solo cello, and Walton's Passacaglia. The CD is book-ended with Britten's Ciaccona (Cello suite no. 2, op.80) which will clearly establish why Wispelwey is considered one of the foremost Britten interpreters.
György Ligeti: Chamber Concerto · Ramifications · String Quartet No. 2 · Aventures · Lux aeterna (1988)

György Ligeti - Chamber Concerto · Ramifications · String Quartet No. 2 · Aventures · Lux aeterna (1988)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 225 MB
This Ligeti entry in the Deutsch Grammophon (DG) 20th Century Classics series was one of the first Ligeti CDs. It remains a fine single-disc introduction to Ligeti, one of the greatest of late 20th century composers. These works are all from Ligeti's 1960s prime when he was exploring micropolyphony. If you never heard anything else, you would have a good basic sense of what Ligeti's contribution was to the late 20th century avant-garde. Included are "Lux Aeterna," the eerie choral work from 1962, made famous for its inclusion in Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," and the String Quartet No. 2 from 1968, performed by the LaSalle Quartet. I think the Arditti Quartet surpassed the LaSalles with their Sony recording found in the "Ligeti Edition, Vol. 1," but this version is superb in its own right. The other three pieces are performed by the Ensemble InterContemporain, led by Pierre Boulez – "Ramifications," (1968-1969) "Chamber Concerto" (1970-1971) and the very strange vocal "Aventures" (1962-1965).

György Ligeti- Portrait  

Posted by v4v at Oct. 21, 2008
György Ligeti- Portrait

A music documentary by Michel Follin "György Ligeti- Portrait"
DVD-SAT (Arte) | 64’ | MPEG Video 768 x 576 PAL | 25.00fps | MPEG Audio 48KHz stereo 256Kbps | 2.5 GB
1993 | Language: French | Subtitles: German

Michel Follin’s film remains one of the finest testimonials on this insatiable inventor of sounds, renovator of musical theory and exceptional pedagogue. Portrait of the Hungarian composer is not only a complete biography, it is also a reflection on the aesthetic universe Ligeti: metamorphoses, visions, apparitions, continuum …

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3  

Posted by v4v at Oct. 15, 2008
György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project 3
Avant-garde | FLAC scans | 258 MB

Siegfried Palm (cello); Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin); Katalina Karolyi (mezzo);
Cappella Amsterdam; Amadinda Percussion Ensemble;
Asko Ensemble; Schoenberg Ensemble; Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)
Rec. Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, 7-9 April 2001, 12-16 September 2001

Third volume of Teldec's 'The Ligeti Project' (not to be confused withSony's Ligeti Edition).
It includes Cello Concerto; Clocks and Clouds; Violin Concerto; Sippal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel.
Production values on this Teldec’s third volume are again very high. The recording has stunning clarity and presence, and authoritative liner notes are once more by the composer. There is a huge range of music on offer here, and even hardened conservatives will find something to which they can respond…