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Études pour piano

Études pour piano

Deuxième livre


  • Volume number: Vol. 2
  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Order No.: ED 8654 Q16454
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At first, it all sounds very easy. The notes leap through and over one another as if conjured up by a magician. However, nothing goes quite as smoothly as it seems, and here and there the music snags; notes get in each other’s way and somehow it all gets somewhat out of hand. Our young Harry Potter still has a lot to learn … Ligeti has a brilliant grasp of how to capture the essence of this scene in music. With a generous portion of wit and reminiscences of “minimal music” à la Steve Reich, the composer allows the story to unfold and is effortlessly successful in creating one of the most difficult pieces in the entire piano literature. Tempo and hectic activity, active agitation and slapstick stumbling: this all combines to illustrate “The Apprentice Wizard”.
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Content text: VII Galamb borong (1988/89)
VIII Fém (1989)
IX Vertige (1990)
X Der Zauberlehrling (1994)
XI En suspens (1994)
XII Entrelacs (1993)
XIII L’escalier du diable (1993)
XIV Coloana infinită (1993)
(Appendix) XIVa Coloana fără sfârşit (for player piano) (1993)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1988
page number: 76
Sound Clips
Sound Clip - X Der Zauberlehrling (ending)
Sound Clip - XIV Coloana infinită (beginning)
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Ligeti: Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)
Ligeti: Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable (Greg Anderson)
At first, it all sounds very easy. The notes leap through and over one another as if conjured up by a magician. However, nothing goes quite as smoothly as it seems, and here and there the music snags; notes get in each other’s way and somehow it all gets somewhat out of hand. Our young Harry Potter still has a lot to learn … Ligeti has a brilliant grasp of how to capture the essence of this scene in music. With a generous portion of wit and reminiscences of “minimal music” à la Steve Reich, the composer allows the story to unfold and is effortlessly successful in creating one of the most difficult pieces in the entire piano literature. Tempo and hectic activity, active agitation and slapstick stumbling: this all combines to illustrate “The Apprentice Wizard”.
Content text: VII Galamb borong (1988/89)
VIII Fém (1989)
IX Vertige (1990)
X Der Zauberlehrling (1994)
XI En suspens (1994)
XII Entrelacs (1993)
XIII L’escalier du diable (1993)
XIV Coloana infinită (1993)
(Appendix) XIVa Coloana fără sfârşit (for player piano) (1993)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1988
page number: 76
Sound Clip - X Der Zauberlehrling (ending)
Sound Clip - XIV Coloana infinită (beginning)
Ligeti: Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)
Ligeti: Étude No. 13: L'escalier du diable (Greg Anderson)
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