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I Don’t Belong Anywhere: György Ligeti at 100

viernes, 13 de enero de 2023
György Ligeti at 100 © 2022 by Brepols György Ligeti at 100 © 2022 by Brepols

La editorial Brepols ha publicado I Don’t Belong Anywhere: György Ligeti at 100* editado por Wolfgang Marx, profesor asociado de musicología en el University College Dublin. Sus principales temas de investigación incluyen György Ligeti, la representación de la muerte en la música, la posverdad y la música, y la teoría de los géneros musicales. Es coeditor de György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds (2011) y ha publicado en Lontano, "The Nonsense Madrigals, the concept of death in Ligeti’s music, the impact of cultural trauma on his style, and the composer’s prose writing".

I Don’t Belong Anywhere: György Ligeti at 100 es el cuarto volumen de la serie Contemporary Composers de Brepols, dirigida por Massimiliano Sala y Massimiliano Locanto. Esta es la descripción del volumen proporcionada por la editorial:

2023 marks the centenary of Ligeti’s birth, an appropriate moment to take stock of the relevance this composer has in the contemporary world, to assess where he “belongs” today and how our views of his œuvre and our understanding of his position in musical and cultural history have evolved. 
What do Ligeti and his music have to say to us in our post-postmodernist age? Why do his works still fascinate us so much? This book offers new readings of core compositions such as «Aventures», «Lontano», «Le Grand Macabre», the «Hölderlin Fantasies» and «Galamb borong». 
It also reassesses the context and reception of Ligeti’s works, including the influence of Romanian music (not least in his childhood), musical life in Hungary between 1945 and 1956, the ways in which his thinking was influenced by his experience of different soundscapes, yet also the surprisingly widespread use of his music in film and TV (beyond the usual suspect). 
Finally it presents new sources discovered or made available only recently: letters exchanged between Ligeti and Aliute Mecys in 1972, the correspondence between the composer and his publisher Schott, and an extended BBC interview from 1997.

Índice de I Don’t Belong Anywhere: György Ligeti at 100

Introduction by Wolfgang Marx

Ligeti’s Music

Condensed Expression and Compositional Technique in György Ligeti’s Aventures and Beyond by Benjamin R. Levy

Listening to Lontano: The Auditory Perception of Ligeti’s Sound Textures by Britta Sweers

Rediscovering the Meaning of Words with Hölderlin: About Drei Phantasien by György Ligeti by Pierre Michel – Maryse Staiber

4e Dove and the Bear: ‘Galamb Borong’ and the Connection to ‘Ars Subtilior’ by Manfred Stahnke

Analysing the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Apparitions of the Past and Future by Peter Edwards

Context and Reception

Listening (to) Ligeti: Tracing Sound Memories and Sound Images in the Composer’s Writings by Ewa Schreiber

‘Functional Music’ and Cantata for the Festival of Youth: New Data on Ligeti’s Works from His Budapest Years by Márton Kerékfy

Mourning in Folk Style: Ligeti’s Reliance on Romanian Laments by Bianca Țiplea Temeș

György Ligeti’s Film Music beyond Stanley Kubrick by Julia Heimerdinger

Reading Ligeti

Letters from Stanford: György Ligeti to Aliutė Mečys by Vita Gruodytė

More than Printing Scores: Ligeti and His Post-1960 Publishers by Heidy Zimmermann

«Everything Is Chance»: György Ligeti in Conversation with John Tusa, 28 October 1997 by Joseph Cadagin

Abstracts and Biographies

Index of Names


Wolfgang Marx (ed.), «I Don’t Belong Anywhere: György Ligeti at 100», Turnhout: Brepols, 2022, 300 pages, Illustrations:12 b/w, 8 col., 60 musical examples. ISBN: 978-2-503-60240-0. Hardback € 110

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