György Ligeti. String Quartet No. 1 (“Métamorphoses nocturnes”). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Metamorphoses Nocturnes on Discogs. The status of György Ligeti’s String Quartet no. 1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes” changed considerably since its composition in Such a.

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Streams Videos All Posts. Quite independently from the suitability and artistic merit of such images, they present a problem: If they do not, their presence seems to be superfluous. In their zeal to correctly render something “modern,” they deny it humor, love, and anger. On stage, there was a uniquely shaped screen behind the players onto which various images were projected, the result of a collaboration with video artist Sean Bacon.

Andante cantabile Allegretto poco capriccioso. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. A tipsy waltz made of pitchbending slides followed.

Brahms was aggressive in his string writing, and the Borromeo’s take on it was spirited and uncompromisingly vocal. Although his studies progressed quickly, the early s were not a good time to be a young Jewish man in Central Europe. Ligeti’s first string quartet, “Metamorphoses nocturnes”is often jokingly branded Bart? Its first half consisted of two works written in post-World War II times, followed by one of the late Beethoven quartets after interval.


Inhe was awarded with a Doctor of Philosophy degree PhD. Ligeti moved away from dense atonality in the s, inspired by the work of minimalists Steve Reich and Terry Riley to write San Francisco Polyphony for orchestra and Three Pieces for Two Pianos He settled in Cologne, where he heard the groundbreaking electronic textures of Karlheinz Stockhausen which partially inspired ligeri slowly evolving pitch clusters that Ligeti began to call micropolyphony.

While nocturnea all arrangements worked well, expertise and emotion made for a pleasurably unique performance.

The basic concept, which is always present in the intervals but which is in a state of constant transformation, consists of two major seconds that succeed each ligfti transposed by a semitone.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat This type of alliance usually works better in theatre than in a concert of classical music. Closer attention to these two apparently disparate sections, however, reveals similarities in their melodic contours, which are based on the relatively simple chromaticism of the opening motif.

String Quartet No. 1 (“Métamorphoses nocturnes”)

This concentration was evident on stage and resulted in technically excellent playing by the four members of the quartet. It’s nearly impossible to play Ligeti’s early works without considering his ultimate destination: Click here for conditions of use.

Insketches and notes for his projected String Quartets Nos. The performance began with creepy lugeti ascents before Mr.

Beethoven’s Mass in C in Sydney. To begin the performance, first violinist Nicholas Kitchen spoke about the piece, briefly demonstrating its motifs, explaining its terse counterpoint, and illustrating how even at this early stage Ligeti was fascinated with sequences of numbers. Jazz Latin New Age. High harmonic glissandi near the end of the work may presage the distinctive sound of Apparitions and the later pieces for which Ligeti came to be known.


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The quartet was projected to have a pizzicato movement, uneven tremolo, and the harmony would also be very chromatic, but also spectral and with complex polyrhythms. To see them perform is wonderful enough; the chance to take them home makes it even better. To follow were fierce counterpoint, nervy syncopated stabs, and serrated lacerations of the musical texture. Allegro nervoso Sostenuto, metamogphoses calmo Come un meccanismo di precisione Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso Allegro con delicatezza.

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Retrieved 17 November Ligeti ‘s String Quartet No. Kitchen contributed the work’s opening statement: Indeed, to plan, prepare and present such a programme assumes exceptional physical and mental groundwork and commendable artistic valour.

The fourth quartet would be dedicated to the Kronos Quartetand be inspired by melodic ideas from BurmaCameroonRomania and Hungary.