The Hungarian Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) was at the head of the avant garde from the early 1960s, and remained at the forefront of musical change and innovation. The use of his music in Stanley Kubrick's films 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining has ensured that his music has reached a wider audience. Richard Toop appraises all the principal compositions of Ligeti as well as his work as a teacher and mentor, and traces the composer's life beginning with his survival as a Jew during World War II, his flight to West Germany during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and his subsequent work in the Cologne electronic studios. To many of the composers who came to prominence during the 1960s and 70s Ligeti's music has been a lasting inspiration.
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This biography discusses Gyorgy Ligeti's work within the context of the political and cultural history of post-war Europe and places him at the forefront of musical change and innovation during this period.About the Author:
Richard Toop is a musicologist, journalist and broadcaster and is Head of Musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium.
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0714837954 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0361483
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110714837954
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0714837954