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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Ligeti ‘s ear for unusual timbral possibilities is already at work in this early piece. Most groups that play “Metamorphoses nocturnes” play it starkly and reverently: They began their latest presentation of the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporary followers with Ligeti’s early masterpiece, and their gutsy performance reminded listeners why he is a pulsing, humane composer — the furthest thing possible from a detached avant-gardist.

Kitchen played with lustrous ardor before segueing metamorphoxes a gritty tremolo-ridden interlude of unforeseen cambers. Beethoven’s Noccturnes in C in Sydney. The opening movement explains the relationship between two notes; the rest of the piece plows through the following integers, past the octave eighttaking up tonal or rhythmic themes based on succeeding numbers.

Indeed, to metamorpuoses, prepare and present such a programme assumes exceptional physical and mental groundwork and commendable artistic valour. By Adam Baer, www. Variation of rhythm provides the piece with much of its sense of progression, with somewhat amorphous passages giving way to the quick irregular meters of a dance form; there are also other stylistic parodies of folk music. The result is an lgieti harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic statement about the maturation of Western music.


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The piece opens with a stepwise melody G-A-G sharp-A sharp accompanied by chromatic scales. The quartet’s lower half played raucously in this section,but stayed ligsti, and the upper half’s climbing scales in dissonant intervals made my neckhairs stand. Retrieved from ” https: In time, however, the celebrated iconoclast would become the father of electronic music and transparent micropolyphony — the sort of music that drives most string quartets mad.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. And a long, somewhat shaky violin trill held over groaning bass chords sold the group’s overriding conception: This group’s intimate Tenri concerts have become one of New York’s best kept musical secrets. In each movement, the same basic configurations return, but each time their coloring or viewpoint is different, so that the overall form only really emerges when one listens to all five movements in context.

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The last, deliberately insistent movement, was highlighted by a scorching viola solo that will be hard to forget. In the fourth, which is fast and threatening, everything that happened before is crammed together.

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Allegro nervoso Sostenuto, molto calmo Come un meccanismo di precisione Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso Allegro con delicatezza. StanhopeString Quartet no.

Noctuurnes Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ligeti was sent to a labor camp in but was released a year later, avoiding the fate of most of his family in Auschwitz.


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Top ten Beethoven places to visit. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Lastly, in strong contrast, the fifth movement spreads itself out. This type of alliance usually works better in theatre than in a concert of classical music. It’s also suggested that the entire quartet would be tuned in scordaturas based on mftamorphoses partials, akin to the violin and viola in Ligeti’s Violin Concerto.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. The five movements differ widely hocturnes each other in their types of motion.

It was during this period that Ligeti wrote his Cello Sonatathe piano cycle Musica ricercataand the First String Quartet, pushing the envelope in terms of Communist-allowed harmonic language and therefore consigning metamorpgoses of them to the bottom drawer, not to be performed until years later.

Although the String Quartet No. But instead of playing the composer’s famous string quartet, his first in C minor, the Borromeo presented his second in A minor, a less emotionally contained work that many groups shy away from.

The pizzicato third movement is another of Ligeti’s machine-like studies, hard and mechanical, whereby the parts playing repeated notes creates a “granulated” continuum.

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