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Ligeti Project, Vol. 5
     

The Ligeti Project, Vol. 5

by Reinbert de Leeuw
 
The fifth volume of "The Ligeti Project" apparently concludes the series of the complete works of György Ligeti, started by Sony and continued by Teldec. The program consists of miscellaneous pieces performed by an ad hoc group of musicians, and the album's grab bag quality may limit its appeal. "Aventures" and "Nouvelles aventures" call

Overview

The fifth volume of "The Ligeti Project" apparently concludes the series of the complete works of György Ligeti, started by Sony and continued by Teldec. The program consists of miscellaneous pieces performed by an ad hoc group of musicians, and the album's grab bag quality may limit its appeal. "Aventures" and "Nouvelles aventures" call for extremely bizarre vocal sounds, and Sarah Leonard, Linda Hirst, and Omar Ebrahim bring off these exploratory works with theatrical mayhem and insane glee. "Artikulation" is vintage electronic music from 1958, but difficult to judge from its brevity and similarity to other tape experiments of the time. Max Bonnay performs his arrangement of eight of the "Musica ricercata for accordion," which are attractive but lack the incisiveness of the piano originals. The lyrical "Sonata for cello," played warmly by David Geringas, is the most enjoyable work for lay listeners, and appreciation requires no theoretical explanations. Peter Masseurs plays "The Big Turtle-Fanfare from the South China Sea," a disappointing snippet for trumpet. Reinbert de Leeuw conducts the Asko-Schönberg Ensemble in the "Ballade and Dance," after Romanian folk songs, and the "Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances," two quaint, salon-styled works that bring this assortment of odds and ends to a nostalgic close.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Teldec
UPC:
0685738826223
catalogNumber:
88262

Tracks

  1. Aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments  - György Ligeti  - Omar Ebrahim  - Linda Hirst  - Reinbert de Leeuw  - Sarah Leonard  - Wolfgang Mohr  -  Schoenberg Ensemble  - Rainer Wehinger
  2. Nouvelles aventures, for 3 voices & 7 instruments  - György Ligeti  - Omar Ebrahim  - Linda Hirst  - Reinbert de Leeuw  - Sarah Leonard  - Wolfgang Mohr  -  Schoenberg Ensemble  - Rainer Wehinger
  3. Artikulation, for tape  - György Ligeti  - Wolfgang Mohr  - Rainer Wehinger
  4. Musica ricercata, pieces (11) for piano  - György Ligeti  - Wolfgang Mohr  - Rainer Wehinger  - Max Bonnay
  5. Sonata for cello  - György Ligeti  - David Geringas  - Wolfgang Mohr  - Rainer Wehinger
  6. The Big Turtle-Fanfare from the South China Sea  - György Ligeti  - Peter Masseurs  - Wolfgang Mohr  - Rainer Wehinger
  7. Ballad and Dance (Balada si joc), for school orchestra  - György Ligeti  -  ASKO Ensemble  - Reinbert de Leeuw  - Wolfgang Mohr  -  Schoenberg Ensemble  - Rainer Wehinger
  8. Old Hungarian Parlor Dances (Régi magyar társas táncok), for strings and flute (or clarinet) ad lib  - György Ligeti  -  ASKO Ensemble  - Reinbert de Leeuw  - Wolfgang Mohr  -  Schoenberg Ensemble  - Rainer Wehinger

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