Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017)

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 242 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 156 mb
Classical | Label: HYPERION

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.
Gyorgy Ligeti - Double Concerto, San Francisco Polyphony, etc. (1987) {BIS-CD-53}

György Ligeti - Double Concerto, San Francisco Polyphony, etc. (1987) {BIS-CD-53}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974-87, 1987 Grammofon AB BIS | BIS-CD-53
Classical / Chamber Music / Concerto / Modern Classical / Modern Composition

In 1961, the young Hungarian composer György Ligeti did a pretty amazing thing: he wrote a piece called Atmospheres, in which almost nothing happens, extremely slowly. The European avant-garde was still obsessed with quantifying musical parameters, with crystallizing pitch, duration, timbre, and register into rigid regions, radiating with speed and hardness – and then Ligeti cast out this massive orchestral goo, the enemy of all geometries, devoid of contours and as slow and gaseous as a trip through Saturn. A paean to all mysterious and intangible, Atmospheres initialized both a brilliant swerve from the music of its time, and a kind of life-journey for Ligeti's own incipient voice: a musical vision on the verge of disintegration, inventively trying to put itself back together, to re-integrate.

Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)

György Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Liliana Poli, soprano; Barbro Ericson, mezzo-soprano
Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, conducted by Michael Gielen
Gertie Charlent, soprano; Marie-Thérèse Cahn, alto; William Pearson, baritone
Internationales Kammerensemble Darmstadt, conducted by Bruno Maderna

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Covers included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: WERGO | # WER 60045-50 | 00:49:39

György Ligeti's "Requiem" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two mixed choirs and orchestra is one of his most impressive compositions - especially, when directed by Michael Gielen - and at the same time "the" requiem of the 20th century: Sound which is chromatically layered moves gradually from the lower registers to the higher, thus changing from mourning sounds into the promise of the eternal light. In the Kyrie the polyphonic net which was previously static begins to move gently. It was a part of this composition that Stanley Kubrick used to accompany the discovery of the monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Also on this WERGO disc are two other essential works, "Aventures" and "Nouvelles Aventures", highly theatrical and justly celebrated choral works.
Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:31
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style. Throughout, Norway's BIT20 Ensemble, a group of flexible size, delivers superb Ligeti performances, with the requisite laser-like focus on individual details but not losing a certain liveliness and humor that underlie it all. A superior Ligeti album.
Ensemble Intercontemporain & Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015) {2CDs Alpha Classics}

Ensemble Intercontemporain & Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015) {2CDs Alpha Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 259 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (pdf+jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France | Alpha 217
Classical / Concerto / Sonata / Modern Composition

Alpha is launching a collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and its new artistic director, composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher. This new series will alternate 20th-century landmarks and new works, providing an opportunity to show to advantage the great quality of the EIC musicians in the major masterpieces of the last century and to discover scores by composers of the 21st century.
Alberto Rosado - Musica Ricercata: Gyorgy Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Toru Takemitsu, John Cage (2001)

Alberto Rosado - Musica Ricercata: György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Toru Takemitsu, John Cage (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 238 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Verso | # VRS 2006 | Time: 01:17:06

Alberto Rosado showcases some of the most significant modern composers in this well-considered programme. Inevitably he’s up against fierce competition, not least Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s recordings of both Ligeti’s Ricercata (included on the disc which received Gramophone’s Contemporary Award in 1997) and the complete Vingt Regards.
Cathy Krier - Rameau & Ligeti (2014) {Deutschlandradio / Avi Service for music, Cologne}

Cathy Krier - Rameau & Ligeti (2014) {Deutschlandradio / Avi Service for music, Cologne}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 189 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Deutschlandradio / Avi Service for music, Cologne | 8553308
Classical / Baroque / Contemporary Classical / Piano

In 2014 we celebrate Jean-Philippe Rameau s 250th anniversary. To highlight his wonderful compositions, this disc also presents works by 20th-century musical pioneer Ligeti. Rameau and Ligeti have a similar approach to generating music, and their short pieces are of similar drama and effect. Krier steers her own path between sentimental and spiky, with a bright, forthright tone. “Does it make sense to combine the music of a French Baroque master with avant-garde works written in the 1950‘s? Can one place these two composers – Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) and György Ligeti (1923-2006) – side by side? Do they have anything in common, and, if so, how can such traits be viewed from the vantage points of two entirely different centuries?
Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 2. A Cappella Choral Works (Terry Edwards, London Sinfonietta Voices, Terry Edwards) - 1998

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 2. A Cappella Choral Works (Terry Edwards, London Sinfonietta Voices, Terry Edwards) - 1998
Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Scans | 251 MB
Label: Sony Classical | TT: 68’49

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..

Greg Goodman & Henry Kaiser & Lukas Ligeti – Heavy Meta (1996)  Music

Posted by boogie-de at Dec. 5, 2013
Greg Goodman & Henry Kaiser & Lukas Ligeti – Heavy Meta (1996)

Greg Goodman & Henry Kaiser & Lukas Ligeti – Heavy Meta (1996)
XLD Flac+Cue+Log = 411 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 150 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD released 2002 | Ecstatic Yod Collective E#76/FYPC22 | Free Jazz | USA

This trio recording came out six years after the fact. Recorded in 1996 and slated for a 1998 release on K'EY Records, it was buried together with the label and finally unearthed in 2002 by Ecstatic Yod. And ecstatic it is: Greg Goodman, Henry Kaiser, and Lukas Ligeti deliver an overwhelming 79 minutes of energy-driven free improvisation. Kaiser shifts from track to track between his bass and acoustic and electric guitars. Goodman stays mostly on piano keys, but he also explores the instrument's bowels. As for Ligeti, he propels the group in a non-generic way, locking into a jagged avant-prog beat one minute, bursting into ecstatic jazz-style free form the next.
Keller Quartett - Ligeti String Quartets & Barber Adagio (2013) {ECM New Series}

Keller Quartett - Ligeti String Quartets & Barber Adagio (2013) {ECM New Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 ECM New Series | ECM 2197
Classical / Chamber Music

György Ligeti was a member in good standing of the musical avant-garde of the mid-20th century, while Samuel Barber was, at the same time, one of the most prominent neo-Romantic composers. They would seem to be an odd couple on this 2013 release on ECM New Series, for Ligeti's two string quartets and Barber's Molto adagio from the String Quartet No. 2 (known in various arrangements as "Barber's Adagio") appear to come from opposing camps, if not different worlds.