György Ligeti 1923-2006
This is a site dedicated to research on the music of György Ligeti (1923-2006), the Hungarian composer, one of the most significant figures in 20th/21st Century music. The site contains research by Dr Mike Searby and Dr John Cuciurean, links to recordings and links to useful sources of information on the web. Suggestions for additions to this site are welcomed - please contact Mike Searby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ligeti 2013: Celebrating the Musical Legacy of György Ligeti: October 10-12 2013This will take place at Florida State University. For full details click on Ligeti 2013
There are two books on Ligeti's music coming out in 2011/12: György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds ed. L. Duchesneau and W.Marx, Boydell Press Sept. 2011.
Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism and the Absolute by A. Bauer, Ashgate, Sept. 2011.
Ligeti's Later Music: Sketches, Techniques and Style - journal issue of Contemporary Music Review December 2012 click on Ligeti issue
Here is a link to Ligeti On Desert Island Discs (BBC) Click to listen
I have added my !987 MusM thesis on the Chamber Concerto here Home
Ligeti Conference in London 2012: https://sites.google.com/site/ligeticonferencelondon2011/home
The papers from this conference have been published in Contemporary Music Review click on Contemporary Music Review
Friday 30th March 2012 at Senate House, London University (Institute of Musical Research http://music.sas.ac.uk/ ). Focusing on Ligeti's later music. Speakers will include: Prof Richard Steinitz, Prof. Jane Clendinning, Prof. Peter Wiegold, Dr. Amy Bauer, Dr. Wolfgang Marx, Dr John Cucuirean, Dr. Stephen Taylor and Dr Mike Searby. Ian Pace will be giving a lecture recital on Ligeti's Piano Etudes, and Peter Wiegold will be running a analysis workshop for student composers. The conference will end with a performance of Ligeti's Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes. See below attachments of the conference abstracts and the details.
See the Schott web page for the latest performances of Ligeti's music http://www.schott-music.com/shop/persons/az/11540/performances/