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Ligeti: Mechanical Music

Description: N N Amazon.com essential recording Although Gyorgy Ligeti is best known for his eerie, tonally ambiguous choral and orchestral writing (immortalized in 2001: A Space Odyssey), this collection of works for musical automata--player piano, barrel organ, and metronomes--includes some of his most astonishing music. The player piano pieces are an exhilarating, intensely physical roller-coaster ride through superhuman tempi and dynamic extremes--an intriguing marriage of artifice and human invention. While clearly indebted to the influence of Nancarrow, Ligeti's player piano works are more approachable than Nancarrow's rigorous ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 20 May 1997
EAN: 0074646231029 UPC: 074646231029
Tags: Contemporary (1), Ligeti (1)
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