LIGETI DEVIL STAIRCASE PDF
Download scientific diagram | Score extract from Gyorgy Ligeti’s Devil’s Staircase, representing the TSU Endless trajectory. Reprinted with kind permission of. A really interesting point that I absolutely love about this piece is the fact that there is almost always an upwards movement, trying to escape. So this week I decided to study “The Devil’s Staircase”, by Hungarian composer, Gyorgy Ligeti. The piece is heavily technically difficult as well.
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This includes many moments of crossing over the hands, and large leaps and spans. There is a very consistent and constant pulse throughout the piece, other than three moments fevil incredible mood change. Here the composer restricts his musical material — with the exception of the final bars — to a single note: It also demonstrates the composers interest in American minimal music.
By the last third of the first stave, the piece still moves polymetrically up and down the piano, but the intervals begin to narrow, and as a result, this subtly thickens the texture.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In his second etude Ligeti follows this tradition by using the interval of a fifth. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This lkgeti a blog for staff and students in the Composition Program at Monash University. The piece continues in this way — ascending for vast periods of musical time, then returning down again, instantaneously. After over two minutes of constant pulse and movement, flowing upwards, and over 20 seconds playing the highest notes on the piano at very high dynamic levels, there is a sudden shift to a very long and slow bass end chord sequence.
Pigeti log in using one of these methods to post your comment: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your WordPress. The Piece ascends and ascends to the extreme upper pitches of the piano. This is a blog for staff and students in the Composition Program at Monash University. Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and others composed piano etudes that concentrated on specific intervals e.
Haydn — Symphony No. The piece, thus far, seem to lean towards this point, and one might expect a climax, but in bar 18, the consistency of texture, and pitch material drop instantly — much the same as bar stave 3. Again, the imagery this conjures is that the journey begins again — the fleeing soul has made it half way, ,igeti has now been thwarted, and must again begin its journey.
Études (Ligeti) – Wikipedia
Any way I could ask for a copy of the score? Staorcase case of emergency. Email required Address never made public. The piece is heavily technically difficult as well as heavily metaphorical.
This bonkers Ligeti etude could be the loudest piece we’ve ever heard (it has EIGHT fortes)
Ligeti was a piano player, this is clear from some of the incredible dexterities staigcase of the piano player. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
I remember having the same P.
It was with the piano collection Musica ricercata that the Hungarian composer laid the foundations of an individual musical language in the early s. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: As the piece goes on, the ascending sections reach higher and higher closer and closer out of hell?
Here, each of the pianist’s hands seems to be moving in a different space. Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Makes sense to me. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In addition to a video recording of each work, the interactive scores include introductions and performing suggestions as well as film sequences from masterclasses and previously unpublished remarks and explanations from the composer.
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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A great listen, I recommend. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The opening piece of Musica ricercata shows in a very palpable way the creative forces that a radical self-limitation can unleash.
The way the piece is actually divided is into large bars of 36 beats, which are then further divided into 3 bars, but this division is asymetrical. Fevil very ,igeti and constant pulse throughout the piece remains intact, as the highest notes are played at extreme dynamic levels, when, all of a sudden, this consistency is destroyed, with a sudden shift to a very long and slow bass chord played at the lower extreme of the instrumental range.