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Trio/ Passacaglia/ Monument

Artist: Gyorgy Ligeti
Gyorgy Ligeti - Trio fur Violine, Horn und Klavier, et. al. CD
Label: Wergo
Regular Price: $24.95
On Sale For: $9.98 
Year: 1986
Format: CD

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This production received the quarterly German Record Critics' Award!

Chamber music from the period between 1968 and 1982 reveals Ligeti once again working with conventional instruments, a development that is particularly impressive with the old-fashioned harpsichord and the Continuum entrusted to it. The piece has an unreal opalescence, literally whirring and flickering. Sheets of sound transform threateningly – quite unlike the more grounded, Hungarian-tinged pieces. The works for piano duo suddenly present a standard theme of painting as a musical subject: the self-portrait! The full title of the composition translates as "Self-portrait with Reich and Riley (and Chopin is in there too)." Ligeti does not deny the irony here. In his Trio, obstinately enough, he does not assemble a classical set of instruments but instead includes representatives of different "families," juxtaposed more or less irreconcilably: violin, horn, and piano.
Outstanding performers.

ARTISTS
Composer: György Ligeti
Interpreter: Antonio Ballista - Hermann Baumann - Eckart Besch - Bruno Canino - Elisabeth Chojnacka - Saschko Gawriloff
TRACKS
  • Trio fur Violine, Horn und Klavier (1982)
  • Passacaglia ungherese (1978)
  • Hungarian Rock (1978)
  • Continuum (1978)
  • Monument - Selbstportrait - Bewegung (1976)
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