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Cacophony and Plainsong

Cacophony and Plainsong

The piece opens with a choir of car horns in exuberant cacophony. After a first incredulous moment it becomes apparent that there is some reason to this madness: In this din of hiccupping hocket there is actually a melody of sorts. And the percussionists positioned behind their battery of instruments, horns and all, look like […]

Reading the Music

Reading the Music

The music of György Ligeti is hard to pin down. It mixes traditional and off-the-wall musical thinking, it is iconic, it is crazy. It asks for phenomenal performers and comparable listeners. And it gives marvellous rewards to both. György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds is not a biography. It is rather a collection […]

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