Sheet Music – £ – Ligeti, György – San Francisco Polyphony – orchestra ( study score). The arrow-driven harmonic certainties of Jonathan Nott and the Berlin Philharmonic (in Teldec’s Ligeti Project, 8/02 – nla) get straight to the heart of the matter. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Doppelkonzert / San Francisco Polyphony / 2 Etüden Für Orgel / Glissandi on Discogs.
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A slowly unfolding horn melody appears within these patterns, the melody being transferred to various winds and brass.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Jazz Latin New Age. The percussion blast initates a high woodwind cluster reminding one of Ligeti ‘s early orchestral work, Atmospheres.
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A very mysterious timbre is left with very high strings, very low strings, and a high brittle piano trill. A shockingly loud bass drum shot occurs as the strings continue to hold. The rushing tempo is gradually slowed down to a cycling pattern, which is taken up by the winds as the strings return to a sustained chord. This whirlwind continues unabated as if all the melodies in the world have become one giant wave patternchanging its orchestration, ebbing slightly at points, and then after approximately three minutes intensifying toward a loud and sudden conclusion.
Ligeti, György – San Francisco Polyphony – orchestra (study score)
Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony. In contrast to the composer’s early pieces, which used the shimmering moving clusters of what Ligeti calls “micropolyphony,” this composition uses much wider spacing and aims for “drier, sharper, and more graphic At the beginning, certain melodies stand out from a group becuase they are played by ligeri instruments in unison.
The winds continue to float, cycling in the air until interrupted by a wide-ranging, very quiet dissonant string chord.
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Written for a normal symphony orchestra complement with an expanded triple woodwind section including piccolos, alto flute, oboe d’amore, English szn, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet, and double-bassoonthis work was commissioned by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. The number of voices is very gradually reduced, producing an unusual ascending-pitch illusion which leaves only the higher woodwinds playing.
Out of that sustained mass, melodies again begin to emerge, slowly at first and then in an onrushing cacophony of strings here the winds hold a sustained tone. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.
The piece opens with a dense texture made up of many individual melodic lines. A second percussive shock comes from a gong which increases the intensity of the massed winds. Once again the number of instruments playing is very gradually reduced, this time creating an illusion of depth change. Heroic and passionate melodic gestures arise first in the unison horns and then in the strings, as the other instruments re-create the dense atmospheric bed heard at the beginning.
San Francisco Polyphony, for orchestra
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