Openingsconcert Ligeti festival Ligeti Festival (5 April)
Virtuoze stukken door meestersolisten
Síppal, Dobbal, Nádihegedüvel
SLAGWERK DEN HAAG
conductor Reinbert de Leeuw
soprano Katalin Karolyi
piano Pierre-Laurent Aimard
violin Joseph Puglia
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György Ligeti himself called the Piano Concerto (1988) his most complex and virtuosic work. It is a five movement roller-coaster of overlapping rhythms; feast for the listener, but a tour de force for both soloist and conductor.
Maestro pianist Pierre-Laurant Aimand and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw form the dream team to perform this exuberant masterpiece: both of these specialists collaborated intensively with Ligeti.
The same goes for Asko|Schönberg, which has recorded all four of the items on the programme with De Leeuw, under the ever-watchful eye of the composer. Melodien is a pivotal work between Ligeti’s early 'sound cloud' music and his later poly-rhythmical works. He interweaves the avant-garde with folk music in Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel. To crown the proceedings, Joseph Puglia sinks his teeth into the superb Violin Concerto.
Ligeti Violin Concerto, Joseph Puglia and Reinbert de Leeuw
György Ligeti in Toonmeesters
Part from the documentary Toonmeesters by Cherry Duyns and Reinbert de Leeuw about György Ligeti.
Ligeti György: Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel
Watch the performance of Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel by Katalin Károlyi and Amadinda Percussion Group.
Read more about this composer. An interesting blog and introduction to György Ligeti's work.