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Ligeti (2000)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0066
Ligeti (2000)

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This chapter presents Reich's short piece about György Ligeti, for the program of a concert of Ligeti's music given by the Ensemble Sospeso in New York City, on March 25, 2000. Reich, like almost everyone else, always had a high regard for Ligeti's music. He considers Atmosphères an amazing piece, which defines huge clusters as a compositional technique. It is not an experiment but a superbly realized masterpiece.

Keywords: Ensemble Sopeso; Ligeti; compositional techniques; experimentation

Chapter.  420 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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