San Francisco · San Francisco Symphony Orchestra · conductor: Seiji Ozawa
György Ligeti: The Ligeti Project © 2016 Warner Classics 0825646028580
Atmosphères and Lontano are static pieces, whereas in my next orchestral piece, San Francisco Polyphony (1974), I worked with dramatic contrasts. Characteristic of its overall form is the dilation and compression of the range and the idea of contour and “filling” with countless teeming figures. My four “western” pieces for large orchestra are thus very different in character, illustrating my quest for new, unique and extreme solutions.
© 2001–2003 Teldec Classics & 2004 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd | Translation: Louise Duchesneau