Ligeti Etudes, Book I: An Analysis and premier livre () by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. . comments for Désordre, Fanfares, and Arc-en-ciel. In Ligeti’s own description of the piano etudes he tell that they are “etudes in a 5: Arc-en-ciel – melody and harmony resembles a raimbow. Arc-en-ciel Lyrics: Instrumental. Arc-en-ciel. György Ligeti “Arc-en-ciel” Track Info. Written By György Ligeti. Music Video.

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He showed that there were entire worlds of rhythmic-melodic subtleties that lay far beyond the limits that we hadrecognized in modern music until then. Ernest Eulenburg Ltd 3. It is a three-phrase melody of which the third is longer in duration.

Musical Structure and Methodology. Collier, Cooper, Azzi and Martin. In other words, etudes perfectly combine virtuoso technical problems with expressive content, like rarely was done in the second half of the 20 th century.

Études (Ligeti)

The accompaniment is in hemiola. This element of twelve-beat groups divided into 3: Hemiola, Tempo Andantino rubato, arpeggios ostinato, melody type and harmony, make us speculate a formal and sound-like connection with the Argentinean Milonga.

The title Blocked keys how we already wrote about, refers to a very interesting pianistic technique whereby one hand plays a rapid even succession of notes in a chromatic scale while the other hand blocks prescribed keys by keeping them silently depressed, affecting the rhythm pattern. Ligeti combined various sources in the etudes, most of them are associated with African polyrhythm: Subdivision is provided that divides a measure in the treble part into three, while the bass part is divided into two.


However, the complicated, yet highly organized configuration does not detract from poetic expression. The hemiola Ligeti used is an inspiration taken from the Romantic-era piano music of Chopin and Schumann. Monk quartet, Paris, This includes his sensitivity in differentiating tone qualities between voices, controlling the phrases of contrapuntal lines, and his experiments in altering melodies.

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Ligeti is influenced by classical music of his past as well as present and traditional African and Indonesian music; the composer has after all revealed his interest in American jazz, singling out qrc special praise the pianists Thelonius Monk and Bill Evans.

Keith Jarrett with his linear modal simple improvisation style. Ligeti believed that hemiola is one of the most important elements of music from centuries ago: The lament motive consists of descending chromatic lines that are often associated with expressions of grief and sadness. The music is intended to be representative of an African-American dance rn in which the prize is a cake.

The influences on his etudes are categorized as following:.

Influence of Tango Nuevo, Slavonian Folk and Jazz Music on G. Ligeti’s “Etudes pour piano”

Richard Cook and Brian Morton: The perpetual ostinato, which is repeated times with only octave transpositions, is the most distinct feature of this piece.

Fonts are many, but my etudes are neither African music nor geometric fractal construction. Each phrase mainly descends in semitones, but with occasional upward leaps.

Here is a list of the 18 preludes with their title Ligeti gave a title only after the composition of the musical material. Ernest Eulenburg Ltd This similarity is absolutely not denied by Ligeti, who wrote as performing indications for this etude: Is also remarkable in the last preludes, the abandon of triadic and 7 th chord system, and the use of diatonic modality.


We will satisfactory treat this themes in the next and central chapter. He did not say much about jazz theory, but expressed his thought simply through his playing.

An important aspect to be treated is the internal structure rhythm.

White on white and Pour Irina. The influences on his etudes are categorized as following: Another perpetual motion etude, the constant quaver pattern that one plays is incongruent with that one hears.

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Influence of Tango Nuevo, Slavonian Folk and Jazz Music on G. Ligeti’s “Etudes pour piano” |

Embedded in its tempo indication is another reference to jazz with the instruction: Rac a very rhythmic etude and harmony compose itself by fifths sovrapposition. We will return on this topic treating etudes Fem and Fanfares. Stemming from the mensural notation of the late Medieval period, hemiola arises from the metric ambiguity posed by a measure of six beats, which can be divided into three groups of two or two groups of three.