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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Études (Ligeti)

In case of emergency. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It was with the piano collection Musica ricercata that the Ligetj composer laid the foundations of an individual musical language in the early s. This is a blog for staff and students in the Composition Program at Monash University. We hope that over time the blog will provide useful hints and ideas about the creative processes of sfaircase.

There is a very consistent and constant pulse throughout the piece, other than three moments of incredible mood change. Staircass stave 3, the bass takes on the role of being a percussive driving force. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is a blog for staff and students in the Composition Program at Monash University.

With ten fingers, the pianist plays up to seven different layers, each with its own tempo, dynamics and tone colour. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public.

You are commenting using your WordPress. The Piece ascends and ascends to the extreme upper pitches of the piano.

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This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here We intend to keep a record of our study, thinking and compositional projects to document our work, show the world outside what we do and invite comment.

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A great devli, I recommend. We intend to keep a record of our study, thinking and compositional projects to document our work, show the world outside what we do and invite comment. In his second etude Ligeti follows this tradition by using stxircase interval of a fifth. All in all, I got a lot out of studying this piece — I really enjoyed the musical metaphors that were used in this piece, and I found this piece thoroughly entertaining for this very reason.

As the piece goes on, the ascending sections reach higher and higher closer and closer out of hell? Usually virtuosic pieces do not particularly enthrall me, as I usually find that there is not a lot of musical content or meaning behind them.

It also demonstrates the composers interest in American minimal music. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Often they are not full lines either, but dashed lines very often in the middle of the page, as that seems to be the only consistent place they are.

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. Haydn — Symphony No.

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By the last third of the first stave, the piece still moves polymetrically up devol down the piano, but the intervals begin to narrow, and as a result, this subtly thickens the texture. 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 syaircase then further divided into 3 bars, but this division is asymetrical. Ligeti also gives the player copious playing notes, mainly to explain some ligwti his more eccentric notation and ideas.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ligeti was a piano player, this is clear from some of the incredible dexterities required of the piano player. Any way I could ask for a copy of the score? It demands not only the greatest possible hand control but also an infallible sense of tone colour as well as extraordinary powers of perception.

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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.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Here the composer restricts his musical material — with the exception of the final bars — to a single note: This is until there is a sudden and unexpected mood change. 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.

For stairase, the images created within this piece, are generated by the use of the initial leaps of 2 octaves and a 6th — perfectly imitating the physically disjunctive motion of walking up the stairs. The piece is heavily technically difficult as well as heavily metaphorical. I remember having logeti same P. Thanks to our partners and sponsors: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and others composed piano etudes that concentrated on specific intervals e.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Makes sense to me.

Ligeti Etude The Devil’s Staircase | Monash Composers

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Again, the imagery this conjures is stzircase the journey begins again — the fleeing soul has made it half way, and has now been thwarted, and must again begin its journey. This site uses cookies.