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Struck by Apollo! Remembering György Ligeti
Struck by Apollo! Remembering György Ligeti

Author(s): György Kurtág
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Society of the Hungarian Quarterly

Summary/Abstract: Orbituary, speech of mourning? For me he’s more alive than ever. For months my small study in St. André has been filled with his compositions, writings and speeches, with essays, articles and commemorative texts about him. Again and again I read the scores and listen to all the recordings I can get my hands on. In front of me is his life’s work—perhaps even his life. No end of things I’d like to tell him, including what I've finally understood about his music after decades. Perhaps there are correlations that only I’ve discovered now. So many things I’d like to ask. Sometimes his later works give answers, but other times it seems hopeless because he's not here to explain them. [...]

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 188
  • Page Range: 52-57
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English