György Ligeti's Cultural Identities by Amy BauerGyörgy Ligeti's Cultural Identities by Amy Bauer

György Ligeti's Cultural Identities

EditorAmy Bauer, Márton Kerékfy

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Since Gy'rgy Ligeti's death in 2006, there has been a growing acknowledgement of how central he was to the late twentieth-century cultural landscape. This collection is the first book devoted to exploring the composer's life and music within the context of his East European roots, revealing his dual identities as both Hungarian national and cosmopolitan modernist. Contributors explore the artistic and socio-cultural contexts of Ligeti's early works, including composition and music theory; the influence of East European folk music; notions of home and identity; his ambivalent attitude to his Hungarian past and his references to his homeland in his later music. Many of the valuable insights offered are as a result of new research undertaken at the Paul Sacher Foundation, while also drawing on the knowledge of long-time associates such as the composer's assistant, Louise Duchesneau. The contributions as a whole reveal Ligeti's thoroughly cosmopolitan milieu and values, and illuminate why his music continues to inspire new generations of performers, composers and listeners.

Amy Baueris Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD in music theory from Yale University, and has published articles inMusic Analysis, The Journal of Music Theory, Contemporary Music Review, Indiana Theory Review, andArs Lyrica, and book chapters on the music of Ligeti, Messiaen, Ch'z,...
Title:György Ligeti's Cultural IdentitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1472473647

ISBN - 13:9781472473646

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Table of Contents


Amy Bauer and M'on Ker'y

Part I, Creative Personality and Aesthetics

1 Music in the Technological Era
Gy'rgy Ligeti with Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt, translated and annotated by Louise Duchesneau

2 ''music is a bit like love ' you do it but you don't talk about it'

Louise Duchesneau

3 The Innate Melodist

Richard Steinitz

4 Ligeti's Musical Style as Expression of Cultural Trauma

Wolfgang Marx

5 Making It Home? The Natural Sciences as a Site of Belonging in Gy'rgy Ligeti's Music

Frederik Knop

Part II, Influences and Backgrounds

6 Reflections on Ligeti's Jewish Identity Following the Discovery of New Documents from his Cluj Years

Heidy Zimmermann

7 Ligeti and Romanian Folk Music: An Insight from the Paul Sacher Foundation

Bianca 'iplea Teme'

8 Ligeti and the Beginnings of Bart'k Analysis in Hungary

Anna Dalos

9 Bart'k, Ligeti and the Innovative Middle Road

Peter Edwards

10 From Row toKlang: Ligeti's Reception of Anton Webern's Music

Ingrid Pustijanac

Part III, Works

11 Genre as 'igr'The Return of the Repressed in Ligeti's Second Quartet

Amy Bauer

12 Sketches Reflecting the Images of San Francisco

Kyoko Okumura

13 Ironic Self-Portraits? Ligeti'sHungarian RockandPassacaglia ungherese

M'on Ker'y

14 Tragedy and Irony: The Passacaglia of the Violin Concerto

Volker Helbing