Due capricci is a set of two capricci for piano written by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Monument, Selbstportrait, Bewegung” (Liner Notes)”. Wergo. SCHOTT LIGETI G. – MONUMENT, SELBSTPORTRAIT, BEWEGUNG – 2 PIANOS , 4 MAINS Partition classique Piano – instrument à clavier Piano on. György Ligeti: 3 Piece for 2 pianos: Monument, Selbstporträt and Bewegung – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives.

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This forceful, granitic composition ends with a final tapping at the upper range of the keyboards.

The way the music gradually evolves is certainly akin to minimalist procedure, and the connection is made even more obvious in the second piece, “Self-portrait with Reich and Riley and Chopin in the background. The result was the Three Pieces for Two Pianos, dedicated to the famous avant-garde piano duo Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky, and premiered by them in Cologne on May 15, As in the opening of “Monument,” more notes are gradually introduced into the spare, fragile texture.

He first heard the music of Steve Reich and Terry Riley in in California, and immediately recognized similarities between their ideas about musical structure and development and his own, especially in such works as Continuum and Selbtsportrait and Clouds Streams Videos All Posts.


The first of the three, “Monument,” begins with stark, hammered out individual notes. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

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The composer has described the final piece, “With gently flowing motion,” as selbatportrait “liquefied” variation on “Monument.

Music of Our Time Special Edition. In any case, the piece begins with a quiet tapping at a couple of high notes.

Jazz Latin New Age. Original Compositions and Transcriptions in the Tradition of Nancarrow 2. Originally Ligeti had called the piece “Still Life with Reich and Riley,” but decided the phrase “Still Life” was inappropriate with reference to living composers. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

3 Piece for 2 pianos: Monument, Selbstporträt and Bewegung

Introspection Late Night Partying. Festival for New Music AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. So he changed the title to “Portrait.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. More notes are introduced into the sequence in complex polyrhythmic interaction, leading to an increasing density of texture. There is a gradual increase in both volume and intensity.

At what seems to be the breaking point, a very slow eight-part chorale takes over selbshportrait closes the piece on a ponderous note.

Musica Ricercata / Capriccio 1 u. 2 / Invention / Monument · Selbstportrait · Bewegung

Selbstortrait Piano Music, Vol. He pays tribute to this continuity in the Three Pieces, albeit with a much higher level of dissonance than one normally finds in Reich’s or Riley’s work. Two Pianos in the XX Century. One important influence on his style that Ligeti explicitly acknowledges in the Three Pieces is minimalism. Lucille Chung Plays Ligeti. It was rather Ligeti’s commentary on the connection between minimalist processes and his own work, so the title was given its final form “Self-portrait,” which is also somewhat misleading in that Ligeti was likewise not intending to depict himself in the work.


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Suddenly a series of downward scale-like patterns breaks out over a prominent bass line, which takes ligeyi and leads to swirling arpeggios and something like the sound of the piece’s opening. Complete Music for Two Pianos. Aperghis, Castiglioni, Dufourt, Ligeti, Sciarrino. As he was completing work on the original version of the opera Le Grand Macabre in bewegungg, Ligeti decided to return to writing for the piano for the first time in over a decade.

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