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    György Ligeti - Six Bagatelles for Wind Qunitet

    Performed by the Danish ensemble Carion.

    I have always loved this piece, and here is a killer performance of this gem that takes it to the next level with choreography. Its a party! The interplay of the arrangement makes so much sense while watching this. For those of youse that are not familiar with Ligeti, this is almost "pop" Ligeti, but that doesn't mean that its inferior in any way to his more complex later period pieces utilizing micropolyphony, polyrhythms, etc. This is taken from a piano composition called Musica Ricercata, and was first performed in 1956 (but not in its entirety).

    Easily a Top 10 composer for me that is carved in marble.

    Dig this shit!!


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    I spelled quintet rong.

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    Great piece, Frank. I enjoyed the choreography and thought it enhanced the interplay between the players.
    Thanks for posting.

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    A very entertaining performance! Did FZ turn the rhythm around in no. 3 to come up with G-Spot Tornado?

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    Nice stuff.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Great !
    The "IV. Presto ruvido" is the same piece that Farmers Market borrows here:



    Review: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/farmers-...ohn-kelman.php

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE Ligeti Thanks man!

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    Love Ligeti's music, this box set is essential:

    51-LzDTpOYL.jpg

    I like his opera Le Grande Macabre but only the original version, released on Wergo:

    51EmGiDOYoL.jpg

    Unfortunately, I don't like the pretty major revisions that Ligeti made, which are present on the Sony recording conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
    ...or you could love

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    Woops, sorry for the double post, could a mod please delete this? Thanks.
    ...or you could love

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    György Ligeti - Clear Or Cloudy (Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon)

    http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Cloudy-C.../dp/B000HWZALK

    I have this on a lot too.

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    Glad to see some love for this

    When you think of some of our favorite avant/chamber prog bands and their innovations, remember that this piece was written (actually rearranged) in 1953!!

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    A few years ago I "accidentally" saw Continuum for harpsichord
    Blew me away totally
    the woman japanese woman who played this was incredible

    Continuum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Great !
    The "IV. Presto ruvido" is the same piece that Farmers Market borrows here:



    Review: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/farmers-...ohn-kelman.php
    Thanks for citing the review. Still, IMO, one of the best albums that year and Farmers Market's best, most muscular album to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    A few years ago I "accidentally" saw Continuum for harpsichord
    Blew me away totally
    the woman japanese woman who played this was incredible

    Continuum
    I can't get that link to work ,but yes that is an amazing piece. Each hand is doing something utterly different with adjusting tempi - how one brain can accomplish this is beyond me? Definitely has some sort of minimalist vibe. Trance inducing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Great !
    The "IV. Presto ruvido" is the same piece that Farmers Market borrows here:
    And thanks for this....pretty hip stuff! Never heard of this group before this thread. Ya gotta love the crazy Norwegians

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    A must-have album IMO. A unique fusion-folk-balkan-prog blend from this Trondheim based band. All tracks are as instrumentally impressive as the one mentioned above.
    They have made 4 albums, and IMO this one is the best.
    http://farmers-market.net/

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    How unbelievable is the rhythmic interaction and propulsion here? I'd say it gets a gold star and a "You're Fantastic!" sticker.

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    Definitely a top notch scratch and sniff sticker - ok... about 1000

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    I am new to the party. Could someone give me 4-5 essential Lygeti works to get me started?

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    Atmosphères, Lontano, Requiem, Chamber concerto, Piano concerto

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    Atmosphères, Lontano, Requiem, Chamber concerto, Piano concerto
    All great suggestions, as is Lux Aeterna. I would add the Etudes (piano), both String Quartets, and the Violin Concerto.

    Dave Kerman's fav piece (or up there by GL) is the opera Le Grand Macabre, which is indeed pretty off-the-wall great. When I think of a composer of pure sound, texture, color, timbre, Ligeti is pretty much tops. He can take something relatively "simple" as a string quartet and get amazing and unorthodox sounds out of them in a brilliant and unique way.

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    Cheers guys! I listened to Piano Concerto already a couple of times. Genius stuff - particularly part II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    I am new to the party. Could someone give me 4-5 essential Lygeti works to get me started?
    I think you will LOOVE this guy. There was a quote back in the 90s about his music that always stuck with me: "Ligeti doesn't ever try your patience. Few composers are so attuned to their audience's concentration threshold". I think that is so true and partly what makes him so great. He just doesn't overdo it when sometimes difficult music can just go through listeners, even dudes/dudettes like us who have a fairly high tolerance for dissonance, complex rhythms and harmonies, and long extended forms. Or you'll hate him

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